A 43-year-old Indian man was arrested for reportedly keeping the corpse of his dead mother in a deep freezer for almost three years, so as to collect her pension every month using her thumb impression.
The incident came to light after the mutilated body of the woman was found at his home by Kolkata Police on Thursday.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Behala) Nilanjan Biswas said, “Bina Mazumdar’s body was stored in a refrigerator since 2015.”
The police told that the accused, Subhabrato Mazumdar, has been detained. The lady (87) had died following a cardiac arrest. Bina was a government employee and had retired from Food Corporation of India (FCI).
Subhabrato was a student of leather technology and was in the leather supply business. She received a pension of Rs 50,000 every month. His 90-year-old father was also aware of the incident.
According to the police, during the search operation, they also found a forged living certificate of Beena.