"Mummified" Body" found from a locked flat in Bhopal

Feb 04 2019 04:01 PM

BHOPAL: Police on Monday found a  highly decomposed body was found from a locked flat in Vidya Nagar in Bhopal. Dinesh Agrawal, Misrod Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) said the body was wrapped so tightly in blankets and clothes and locked in a wooden box that it had practically mummified. Agarwal further said that "It was found on Sunday in a locked flat in Vidya Nagar colony under Bag Sewania police station limits. The body was tightly wrapped in blankets and clothes and kept in a wooden box. It has practically mummified.

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Agrawal further informed that considering the condition of the body, it must have been there for at least six months. The neighbours have said the flat has been locked for as many months. He said autopsy reports are awaited to find out the identity of the corpse and cause of death, adding that no injury marks have been reported on the body.

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SDOP said, it is suspected the corpse may be that of Vimla Shrivastava (60), an employee of the defunct MP Road Transport Corporation, who was living in that flat with her unemployed  30-year-old son Amit.

The flat was sold eight months ago but the new owner could not take possession since it was locked and he could not contact the mother-son duo. The owner reached the flat to clean it and found the body.

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