Ex-university head under investigation over rotting bodies scandal

Biologist Frédéric Dardel, former head of the Paris-Descartes University, has been placed under investigation in a judicial probe into how the establishment's centre housing bodies intended for medical research became so dilapidated that corpses were found rotting and dismembered amid an infestation of rats, flies and worms.

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The former president of a Paris university has been placed under investigation over a scandal in which human bodies donated for research were left piled up and decomposing, reports BBC News.