Mummified Dead Body Found Hidden in a Vacant Flat
The police found a six-month-old decomposed body from a flat in Bhopal's Bagsewania area on Sunday evening. The body was recovered from a bed box inside the flat which was locked since June last year.
It is not yet clear whether the body is that of a man or a woman. The body was kept on a mattress and was wrapped in a blanket.
Forensic officials believed that the body had not decomposed as it was not in the open and the mattress and blanket had soaked up the body fluids which limited the release of any foul odor. However, as the police opened the box bed there was a strong foul smell.
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The police are waiting for the post-mortem and DNA test but they believed it to be a murder case. An investigation has been initiated in the case and the police have started searching for the previous owners of the flat.
The body had not decamped. Instead, it had become mummified. According to the report, the third floor flat where the body was found belongs to Vimla Shrivastava and her son Amit. She worked as a clerk in the transport department.
They belonged to Gwalior. The flat was purchased by them from the Bhopal Development Authority in 2003 and had been staying there. Mumbai Murder: Uncle Kills 7-Year-Old Nephew, Dumps Body Under Deonar Parking.
Amit was not seen by neighbors since June 2018. Ramvir Singh Rajput, a resident of Nehru Nagar who purchased the flat from Vimla recovered the body on Sunday evening. Rajput was not given immediate possession by Vimla for almost six months, after which he opened the flat with a duplicate key.
He immediately informed the police. According to the report, after selling the flat in July, Shrivastava sought time to vacate the flat, but Rajput could not contact them after that.