Human Bones from 500 Bodies Found at House in Tokyo

Society

Tokyo, Feb. 22 (Jiji Press)--Human bones apparently from some 500 bodies were found at a house in Tokyo in November last year, police sources said Friday.

The house in Adachi Ward was occupied by a skeletal specimen maker. Its president said the bones "were imported from India," according to the sources.

They are believed to have been imported for use as specimens, the sources said.

The Metropolitan Police Department's Nishiarai station is investigating details, including why the bones had been left at the house.

In November last year, a male relative of the president was found to have died of disease at the house. Large amounts of bones were later discovered in the main building and elsewhere on the premises.

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