Delhi woman lives with dead son for four days.
A 54-year-old woman lived with the dead body of her son for at least four days. The incident took place at a home in New Delhi’s Kali Bari area. The woman have mental illness.
It was only when the woman could not control her hunger pangs, did she make a phone call to one of her three daughters to complain about her son. The death came to light when her daughters visited her on Monday morning.
The dead is identified as Kapil, aged 32. He lived with his mother Ramdulari, in a government flat in a residential colony.
Ramdulari didn’t had food for four days. When hunger went out of control, she
did make a phone call to one of her three daughters to complain about her son. The death came to light when her daughters visited her on Monday.
she is mentally unstable, Reported
“The woman had suffered brain haemorrhage sometime ago, and had undergone surgery for that. She has been mentally unstable since then. and had lost her ability to smell, feel and was incoherent in her speech. She was also undergoing treatment at Lok Nayak Hospital,” said a police officer.
Ramdulari’s three daughters are married and settled with their families in different parts of Delhi. She was being taken care of by her son, Kapil. He would fetch food for her from outside and keep it in the refrigerator.
Kapil was alcoholic. The alcohol had left him physically very weak. He was recently diagnosed with jaundice. Still he didn’t quit drinking. This is the reason for the death. Ramdulari was being taken care by his son. Everyday he bought food for mother and kept in the refrigerator. On Monday the food went out of stock and Ramdulari started to feel hunger. She called one of her three daughters who is settled in DelhiSoon she arrived at home and realised that her brother is dead. The mentally ill mother thought that her her son is sleeping for four days.
It was on Monday morning that hunger pangs hit Ramdulari. She had exhausted the food in her refrigerator and called out to her son but finding no response, she had walked out of her flat and asked a neighbour to ring her daughter. She told her daughter she hadn’t eaten for a few days. Soon, all her three daughters landed up at her home.
“They were greeted by a strong stench. They walked inside to find Kapil’s body lying on the floor. It had decomposed badly,” said an officer. It appears that the woman was under the impression that her son was sleeping all along. “Her poor sense of smell meant she was unaffected by the foul smell emanating from the body,” said the officer.