With no one to take care of them, the couple had been dead due to natural causes for many hours before anyone even noticed.
Mumbai : The Kandivli police found the bodies of two senior citizen doctors, who died of natural causes, at their Kandivli west flat on Tuesday morning. The police said that the elderly couple had no children of their own and their adopted son who is mentally ill found their bodies when he had come to meet them.
Kandivli police said the deceased Maniklal Shah (75) a pediatrician and Surbala (70) a former gynecologist, were living by themselves in their small flat at Parkview Housing Society.
“They did not have a domestic help or children to take care of them in their old age,” said H. Pimple, senior police inspector of Kandivli police station.
Their 23-year-old son Neeraj often visited them after receiving their calls, but he felt something amiss when they did not call for the past two days. Neeraj worked at a small shop nearby and went to visit his parents in the morning only to find them dead.
Neeraj reached home and found the couple lying on beds adjacent to each other. An autopsy report revealed that Maniklal had died nearly 12 hours ago of pneumonia while Surbala had suffered a cardiac arrest. The police believe that Surbala succumbed over a day ago, as a foul stench had started emanating from her body.
Senior citizen strangled at Chembur
MUMBAI: A 90-year-old man, identified as Parshu Ram, was found murdered at his Chembur home on Tuesday. Police, who are now probing if robbery could be the reason behind the murder, said that two men had gained access to the house by pretending to be refrigerator repairmen. The duo also incapacitated his wife. The body of the deceased has been sent to Rajawadi hospital for post-mortem.