A shocking incident comes to light from the capital of West Bengal as police arrested a man from Kolkata for keeping his mother’s body mummified in a freezer for three years.
Subhabrata Majumdar, 46, was arrested after the body of his mother was found in a large chest freezer when a homicide police raided his home in Behala on the southernmost fringes of Kolkata after a tip-off on Thursday, a police officer said.
Bina Majumdar who worked at FCI died at a nursing home in 2015. Her son did not do last rites instead he retrieved the body by mummification techniques.
Majumdar told the police that he kept her mother’s body because he believed she could be brought back to life.
According to a local media, Majumdar worked for a leather products company and had left his job years ago. He spent large amounts of time studying medical journals and practiced how to keep the body.
He had removed her organs and used chemicals to keep the body remains and continued to withdraw her monthly retirement pension of Rs 30,000.
Investigators also questioned his 90-year-old father who lived with him but the police did not arrest him for his poor health.
“Subrata Majumdar used a debit card to withdraw cash from the pension account of his mother,” the officer added. “We are investigating why the bank kept pension accounts alive for the past three years without life certificates.”
Locals said Majumdar kept aloof and did not mix with anyone in the neighborhood. Their suspicion increased when a large Air Condition was installed in the vacant top floor where the body was kept while Mr. Majumdar and his father stayed on the ground floor.