Kolkata, September 11: In a shocking incident, a man in West Bengal was found living with the dead body of his 54-year-old sister at their rented flat. Reports inform that the 50-year-old malnourished man lived with his sister's corpse for over a week at their house in Dum Dum's Jagadish Pally in North 24 Parganas district. According to a report by TOI, the incident surfaced after neighbours alerted Police of the stench emanated from the house on Tuesday. Woman's Body Preserved in Refrigerator By Son in Kolkata.
As soon as the incident was reported, a police team from Dum Dum reached the spot to take a stock of the situation. The Police entered the flat, which was on the ground floor of the two-storey building. The Police found Biswarup Dutta guarding his sister Ruma's body lying on the floor with her face down.
The TOI report further states that the Police suspect the two were suffering from malnutrition and the woman died due to starvation. According to details by Police, it is likely that the ailing woman had fallen flat on her face while trying to walk and sudden cardiac arrest could have caused her death. Police informed that the man, a mentally challenged person, couldn't contact anybody and was still sitting beside the body.
In August, a similar incident was reported from Kolkata where a mentally unstable woman lived with the dead body of her brother for almost three days. The incident came to light after the stench of the maggot-infested body emanated from the house.