Police in India have arrested a man who kept his dead mother in the freezer so as to keep collecting her pension.
The Kolkata area in India has seen the police storm the area in an intense investigation of a 43-year-old man who was discovered to fraudulently have been collecting his late mother’s pension.
The man who has been arrested by the Indian police is named Subhabrato Mazumdar and was a student of a leather technology company and was in the leather supply business.
He has reportedly been using his late mother’s thumb to authorize the release and collection of her pension for the past 3 years.
His mother Bina Mazumdar has been dead since 2015 due to cardiac arrest but his father is still alive and is 90 years old.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Behala) Nilanjan Biswas who was speaking to The Indian Express, said, “Bina Mazumdar’s body was stored in a refrigerator since 2015.”
The police also said, “Majumdar applied ‘mummification’ techniques to preserve her body in a commercial freezer used to store ice-cream and frozen food.”
The DCP said, “The family is economically stable since his father is also a government employee and receives pension regularly. Bina too would receive the pension. Their son seems mentally normal so far. There is a possibility that he might have stored the body to continue receiving his mother’s pension. But so far, we haven’t found any evidence to establish that theory. A probe is underway,”.
The late woman who was 87-years-old was a retired government employee and had retired from the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
Following her retirement, she was receiving Rs 50,000 every month which her son continued collecting with the consent of his 90-year-old father.
During the investigation, the police also found a living forged certificate for Bina.