A woman was found living with the decomposed body of her father for the past five-six days in Burdwan district in West Bengal, police said on Sunday.
After a passerby reported a weird stench, police reached Panmani’s house at Muktarpaar, 50 km from the district centre, and found that she was living with her father Panchu Soren‘s decomposed body.
Soren (68), a retired revenue officer, must have died 5 days ago, police said based on forensic evidence.
Police also found out that Panmani regularly served food to his dead father.
Panmani reacted the same way when her mother Sukhi died around eight years ago and when her 18-year-old daughter died three years back, the police later learnt.
Panmani’s husband and two sons work elsewhere. She said her father was ill and that was why he could not eat.
Police said convincing her that Soren was no more was tough. They later buried Soren’s body.
No one noticed the stench as the house is in a secluded place, police said. A passerby reported the stench on Sunday.
A similar incident happened in Kolkata last year in which an 80-year-old man and his son were found living with skeletons of the former’s daughter, and two dogs for months. The incident came to light when the old man allegedly committed suicide. Read the full story here : In Kolkata, man found living with skeletons of sister and 2 pet dogs