Indian police have arrested a 43-year-old man was arrested for reportedly keeping the corpse of his dead mother in a deep freezer for almost three years to collect her pension every month using her thumb impression.
The accused Subhabrato Mazumdar has been detained and currently being accused. According to police sources, prima facie the lady (87) had died following a cardiac arrest.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Nilanjan Biswas says Majumdar had hidden his mother’s body after she died three years ago, at age 81, and continued withdrawing her monthly retirement pension of 30,000 rupees, about $460.
According to source, Bina was a government employee and had retired from Food Corporation of India. Subhabrato was a student of leather technology and was in the leather supply business. She received a pension of Rs 50,000 every month.
“On Wednesday night after getting information from a source, a police team headed by DC (South-West) Neelanjan Biswas searched Subhabrata’s house and recovered his mother’s body from the deep freezer. The inner parts of the body, like liver, lungs etc were found missing and chemicals were also recovered from the house,” said Behala police official.
The officials further added that the accused was using his dead mother’s thumb impression to withdraw money from her pension account. “We questioned the son and his 90-year-old father who was also aware of the incident. We have arrested the son and he is in police custody.”
According to the police, during the search operation, they also found a forged living certificate of Beena.
His 90-year-old father was also aware of the incident.
Biswas says Majumdar told police that he kept her mother’s body because he believed she could be brought back to life.
Police also questioned his 90-year-old father, who lived in the same house, but did not arrest him because of his poor health.