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Human parts in parcels taken from Siriraj Medical Museum

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Siriraj hospital in Bangkok

Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. Photo: Siripong Techapinyawat.

BANGKOK, Nov 17 — The dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University confirmed today that human body parts in parcels destined for the United States came from the Siriraj Medical Museum.

Dr Udom Kachintorn, dean of the faculty, said he will file a complaint as surveillance camera footage shows that the foreigner who sent the parcels had visited the museum.

The dean responded to the discovery of five human parts preserved in formaldehyde in the parcels.

Police of the Bang Phong Phang station in Bangkok are handling the case.

Dr Udom said that the body parts had been removed from the second floor of the Adulyadej Wikrom Building.

Two of them had been kept at the anatomy department and the three others at the forensic medicine department.

Dr Udom said he would have a lawyer file a complaint concerning the incident as surveillance camera footage showed that the foreign man who sent the parcel had visited the Siriraj Medical Museum but the footage did not expose the theft itself.

He would ask police to find out if the foreigner had conspired with any curator of the museum.


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