Friday, May 29, 2015

Human remains found near dam in Gir -Somnath district.

RAJKOT: Forest department and police have launched a probe after a human skeleton was found near Raval dam in Jasadhar forest range in Gir-Somnath district on Tuesday.

Some people suspect that the man identified as Ramesh Koli may have been killed by a lion. Forest department officials said that they are verifying this as the place where the skeleton was found is a protected area and prohibited for humans.

"Local forests officials and police have reached to the spot. Human skeleton and scattered pieces of clothes have been found near Raval dam on Raval River. This is forest area prohibited for humans," said deputy conservator of forests (Gir-East division) Anshuman Sharma. Local residents said that the man may have gone into the forest area where a lion attacked him.

"It would be too early to say that the man was killed by lion but the forest department and police are probing it to zero-in on the exact reason,'' Sharma added.

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