Kolkata: In a shocking incident reported from Kolkata, a leather technologist in his fifties was detained by the Kolkata police on Wednesday night for mummifying his mother’s body and preserving it in a refrigerator at his house for the past three years. The Person identified as Subhabrata Majumdar, had reportedly lost his mother on April 7, 2015. Since then, he has been applying ‘mummification’ techniques to preserve her body in a commercial freezer used to store ice-cream and frozen food in stores, police said.
According to the details provided by the police, Majumdar had reportedly removed the internal organs from his mother’s body for preservation and used chemicals such as formaldehyde for preservation. He used to live a very secretive life and didn’t mix with anyone in the neighbourhood.
Deceased Beena Majumdar (70) was a retired FCI officer who used to get a pension of Rs 50,000 per 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.”
“The cause of the death is yet to be known. We have sent the body for postmortem and further probe is on,” the officials added. Police are investigating the matter. in a similar incident, a 70-year-old woman’s body was recovered from her house in Kolkata after neighbours informed the police that her son was living with his mothers’ dead body for many days without the intention of performing her last rites.
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