A woman was found holding on to the body of her deceased daughter in Jadavpur on Tuesday.
The body of Sangbrita Chakraborty (22) was recovered from her house in Reagent Colony area of Jadavpur in Kolkata this morning after neighbours called the police and complained of a stench emanating from the premises, a senior police officer said.
“Sangbrita’s mother Sujata Chakraborty held on to the body, saying her daughter is sleeping and will wake up after some time,” the officer said.
The daughter’s post mortem report suggested that Sangbrita died due to a cardio-vascular stroke and the death was at least 2-3 days before they were found.
“But her mother was reluctant to believe that Sangbrita had died. She was not allowing us to take the body away. It seems the mother is not mentally stable. We couldn’t judge her age initially because the dead body was decomposed but after talking to her mother, her actual age was found,” the officer said.
It was learnt that Sangbrita’s father Nimai Chakraborty had left the family a few years back because of some family issues and the mother and daughter were staying alone.
Sangbrita’s elder sister, who left the family after getting married years ago, could not be contacted because the mother failed to provide any details of her, the officer said.
Whether Sangbrita was a student or was working could not be ascertained because of Sujata’s “disjointed statements”, he said.