Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Final forensic report to be ready by Monday

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 21 � The exhumation exercise to trace the remains of Japanese soldiers killed during World War II ended today, and the final analysis report of the Forensic Science Laboratory is expected to be handed over on Monday.

�Refilling of the graves� at the cemetery will take place tomorrow and the Japanese delegation is likely to fly back on the scheduled date on February 23 with the examined samples for the DNA tests to be conducted there.

On the fourth and last day of exhumation today, impression of a skeleton mixed with soil along with some decomposed parts of human bones, broken parts of teeth and some metal teeth were exhumed from different graves of Japanese soldier at the Guwahati War Cemetery.

The impression of the skeleton was exhumed from the grave of Morata Doshu, who died on September 10, 1944.

An expert of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Kahilipara said: �Except grave number one and eleven, samples were collected from all the nine remaining graves which are being examined.�

�Today, the digging went deeper and wider in the presence of the Japanese delegation and officials of Archeology department,� informed an official of Kamrup (Metro) district administration.

Forensic experts, on Friday, had confirmed that the particles collected from the grave of Japanese soldier on Thursday in the Guwahati War Cemetery were of a human body.

Several samples of bone particles and a stone engraved with foreign language had already been exhumed from some of the other graves in the last three days. An iron structure with a pointed edge was also exhumed from the grave on Thursday.

The three-member Japanese team led by Ken Miyashita, Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Affairs, Planning division of War Victims Relief, Social Welfare and War Victims Relief Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, is here to trace the remains of Japanese soldiers killed during World War II.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Final forensic report to be ready by Monday

GUWAHATI, Jan 21 � The exhumation exercise to trace the remains of Japanese soldiers killed during World War II ended today, and the final analysis report of the Forensic Science Laboratory is expected to be handed over on Monday.

�Refilling of the graves� at the cemetery will take place tomorrow and the Japanese delegation is likely to fly back on the scheduled date on February 23 with the examined samples for the DNA tests to be conducted there.

On the fourth and last day of exhumation today, impression of a skeleton mixed with soil along with some decomposed parts of human bones, broken parts of teeth and some metal teeth were exhumed from different graves of Japanese soldier at the Guwahati War Cemetery.

The impression of the skeleton was exhumed from the grave of Morata Doshu, who died on September 10, 1944.

An expert of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Kahilipara said: �Except grave number one and eleven, samples were collected from all the nine remaining graves which are being examined.�

�Today, the digging went deeper and wider in the presence of the Japanese delegation and officials of Archeology department,� informed an official of Kamrup (Metro) district administration.

Forensic experts, on Friday, had confirmed that the particles collected from the grave of Japanese soldier on Thursday in the Guwahati War Cemetery were of a human body.

Several samples of bone particles and a stone engraved with foreign language had already been exhumed from some of the other graves in the last three days. An iron structure with a pointed edge was also exhumed from the grave on Thursday.

The three-member Japanese team led by Ken Miyashita, Deputy Director, Office of Foreign Affairs, Planning division of War Victims Relief, Social Welfare and War Victims Relief Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, is here to trace the remains of Japanese soldiers killed during World War II.