New Delhi, 12 Oct: In an untoward incident, a 90-year-old was living with his wife’s decomposed body in South East Delhi’s Kalkaji area.
The incident came to light when neighbours of elderly man Govind Ram observed stench coming off from Ram’s house on Monday night and informed the Police.
However, it is said that the elderly man was mentally deranged and thus had been living with his wife’s body in a one-room flat in Kalkaji. As per doctors, he had developed some psychological disorder because of which he could not differentiate between a living person and a dead one.
On Sunday night, Jethani walked out of his flat and called his neighbour Pramod, an advocate, to have a look at his wife. “He had told me that his wife was not responding to his calls for the past few days. When I entered, there was a stench in the room. I saw a woman’s body lying on the floor with the face down. There were maggots all over it,” said Pramod. Later, he called the police.
The elderly man himself was in a neglected condition. When Ram’s kins were informed about the incident, they took him to the AIIMS hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment.
The childless couple were residing in the single-storey house since 1974. He used to work at a private company but had quit his job to start a business with his younger brother. However, over monetary issues they parted ways from each other.
The couple were dependent mostly on Jethani’s savings in a post office and the gratuity money from his previous job.
Ram was sustaining a hard life with his ailing wife.