Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in separate drives arrested two people for their suspected link with human skeleton trade from different parts of the district on Wednesday.
The arrestees were identified as Bellal Hossain, 40, and his associate Hira Mia, 21, both employees of the Histology Department of Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-9 arrested Belal from in front of the Hazrat Shahjalal shrine branch Pubali Bank along with a skeleton, Rab officials said at a press briefing at its office on Wednesday night.
Later following the statement of Belal, the elite force arrested Hira Mia from the same area.
At the briefing, the Rab officials said the arrestees had been involved in trading human skeletons for the past 5/6 years and Pinki Mia, a khadem of Hazrat Biabanshah Pir shrine in Kalagul area, provided the skeleton to them.
During interrogation, Belal said Pinky Mia lifted the body from graveyard and made it into a skeleton using chemicals.
Besides, the Rab also recovered two more human skeletons from the OMCH Histology Department.
The arrestees and the skeletons were handed over to Kotwali Police Station, said RAB, reports UNB, Sylhet.