Pulwama: Residents in a South Kashmir village were surprised when a backhoe hired to remove muck pulled out human skeletons and earthen pots during excavation.
Some residents of Gulzarpora village in Pulwama district were busy in excavation with the help of a backhoe near a water body as the recent floods had ravaged the village. According to rough estimates, some 93 houses were damaged during the flood.
“During the excavation, we found 5 human skulls and bones,” a resident said, adding some utensils made of clay were also found.
After the news spread, more villagers rushed to the spot to see the human skulls and bones. Another resident said that the episode created fear among the villagers.
A resident, Abdul Rehman, 60, said that he has never seen such thing in his entire life. Many elders of the village shared similar views.
The residents said despite being informed, no civil or police officer visited the spot.
A village council member said there was no graveyard or a military installation near the site of excavation and the villagers could have stumbled on some ruins.