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The body was smuggled by Balaji, who wanted to learn black magic from Karthik.
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The TN police arrested five people on Saturday for smuggling the dead body of a young woman from Chennai to Trichy to provide lessons on sorcery, reported The Times of India.

The incident came to light when the residents of MM Nagar in Perambalur complained to the police about a foul smell from a house, and to everyone’s shock it turned out to be a dead body in a coffin.

It was found in the house of black magician Karthik and his wife Naseema. They told the police that the body of a 20-year-old college student Abirami and was smuggled from Mylapore graveyard to Perambalur on January 21. Both Naseema and Karthik were arrested by the police.

The body was smuggled by Balaji, who wanted to learn black magic from Karthik. The latter had asked him to get a dead body to interact with ghosts. Balaji then met Greater Chennai Corporation staff Dhanraj, 37, and his assistant.

Dhanraj informed Balaji about the death of Abirami who had committed suicide on January 19. Her body was buried in Kailasapuram graveyard on January 20. The next day, Balaji drove to Chennai and then the body was exhumed by Dhanraj and his assistant and sent to Perambalur.

A police officer said that they have got calls in the past claiming that there were black magic rituals taking place at the house of Karthik and Naseema but whenever they went there to conduct a search they could not find anything. But on Friday, police found more than 20 skulls, some human bones and two large bags stuffed with blood-stained clothes.

All the five have been arrested by the police. A police officer told TOI that Karthik has been involved in such cases when he lived at Marudhadi. He said that he was chased away from the place due to his black magic activities. A case was registered in 2015 and then he had moved to MM Nagar.  

The Mylapore DCP V Balakrishnan told Deccan Chronicle that they have surveillance cameras to monitor Krishnampet crematorium but they will be installing more cameras at Kailasapuram burial ground also