The human remains that were found on Tuesday at a business park in Hoorn, North Holland, belong to 22-year-old student Sumanta Bansi. Research by the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has shown this, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) writes. Thursday.

    Bansi came to the Netherlands from Suriname in 2016 to study biomedical sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She had a sexual relationship with 42-year-old Manodj B. from Hoorn and lived with him, together with his wife and their child. In 2017, Bansi turned out to be pregnant with B., after which she had the child removed under pressure from the family. Shortly after she became pregnant again in February 2018, she disappeared without a trace.

    More than two and a half years after her disappearance, 42-year-old B. was arrested in the autumn of 2020 on suspicion of involvement in the case. Last July, B. was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for killing Bansi and disposing of her body. In one of his statements, he pointed the police to the business park in Hoorn, where human remains were found this week.