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After returning from US, son found mother’s Skeleton in Andheri’s flat

Andheri flat
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Mumbai, August 8: A 63-year-old Asha Sahani skeletal remains were found by her son in their Lokhandwala flat on Sunday.

It is learnt that the woman had told the society’s managing committee that she was about to move into an old age home.

Also as there was no other member at the flat, thus the neighbours did not try to force open her door even after she stopped paying maintenance for several months.

When Asha Sahani’s son Rituraj Sahani came back to India from the USA on an unannounced visit on Sunday morning he found his mother’s body in a decomposed state.

A post-mortem was held at Cooper Hospital on Sunday but doctors are yet to reveal the exact cause of woman’s death.

According to the police said, due to the advanced stage of decomposition, it was difficult to find out to when the old lady passed away.

The body has been sent to the Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory to ascertain the time and cause of death.

Police informed that the funeral held on Monday.

According to the police, the woman last talked to her son in April 2016 and they discussed her moving to an old age home as she was residing alone in the 10th-floor apartment, after the demise of her husband. Rituraj, who works at a software firm in the USA had moved abroad in 1997, the police said.

After that conversation, the police said, Sahani spoke to the society members about her decision to move to an old age home. However, the police said did not surrender the duplicate house keys with the management.

The stench from Sahani’s decomposing body also did not reach any of the other flats in the building as they generally kept their windows shut and air conditioners on. “The building is located right next to the creek that stinks very badly. The building’s residents keep their windows shut and assume that any bad smell comes from the creek,” said the officer.

The Oshiwara police station has filed a case of accidental death on Sunday.

Wefornews Bureau

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