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Dinosaur eggs on the verge of extinction in Dhar

Three dinosaur eggs have been stolen from the National Dinosaur Fossil Park in Dhar, 251 km west of Bhopal. District Panchayat Park Watchman Girdhari reported to authorities on Saturday that three of the 27 eggs in the museum were missing. After searching the premises in vain, the police was informed on Sunday.

The eggs contributed by a palaeontologist in 2002 are estimated to be six to seven crore years old. The Narmada Valley was home to a dinosaur species called Rajasaurus Narmdensis. The museum, spread over six acres in the 90 hectare park, has three guards who work in shifts. It has several dinosaur fossils. The exact worth of the eggs in the black market has not been estimated although they are known to fetch lakhs of rupees.

Park incharge Dharmendra Maravi has been suspended and watchman Girdhari has been sacked.

According to police sources, a case of theft and trespassing has been registered although no arrests have been made yet.

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