SEREMBAN: Police have found bone fragments at an oil palm plantation in Sungai Gadut here, which has sparked mystery on the whether they belonged to animals or humans.
State police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said police received the information from a member of the public at 11am today on the discovery of the bones believed to be human bones.
He said a team from the police department was dispatched at the location shortly afterwards.
“The search area was expanded to 50 metres into the plantation area which led to the discovery of bone fragments. However, we have yet to ascertain whether the bones belong to animals or humans,” he said.
He said all bones fragments had been taken to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital to be analysed.
Meanwhile, checks by the New Straits Times on the site saw more than 20 police personnel were at the site to conduct investigation on the finding.
The search operation began at 11am and ended at 2pm, assisted by the dog unit (K9). Policemen were also spotted carrying some tools such as hoes and machetes.
A resident, who wished to be known as Ah Tock, 52, said he was having a drink at a nearby restaurant when a lorry driver informed him on the discovery of the bone fragments at the area.
“I rushed to the location to get a closer look. This is the first time I have ever heard such discovery in this area,” he said.