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Gujarat: 'Chopped body' hoax call sends Vadodara cops into tizzy

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The Times Of India
09th October, 2019 04:32 IST

VADODARA: Police went into a tizzy on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a message that a chopped body of a person has been dumped near Zenith School in Pratapnagar.

It later turned out to be a false alarm as somebody had dumped a dog’s carcass wrapped in a piece of cloth.

Police officials said that a PCR van of Panigate police station had initially received the message. “They were informed by some unidentified person that a human body chopped into small pieces and wrapped in a piece of cloth has been dumped near Zenith School,” a police official said. Since the area comes under the jurisdiction of Wadi police station, police officials inquired through their local sources if a body was seen.

“The locals also did not find anything but by then the PCR van had reached the spot and the team had started looking around to verify the message,” said inspector K P Parmar of Wadi police station. Few minutes later, the cops from PCR van found a dog’s carcass wrapped in the cloth behind the school.

“It is possible that somebody must have tried to play a mischief. We will find out how the PCR van got the message as no calls in connection with it were received by the control room,” said a senior police official.

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