A badly decomposed body has been recovered from a locked flat in Vidya Nagar in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal. Shockingly, the body was fully wrapped with blankets and other clothes like a ‘mummy’. It was locked in a wooden box that it had “mummified.”
"It was found on Sunday in a locked flat in Vidya Nagar colony under Bag Sewania police station limits. The body was tightly wrapped in blankets and clothes and kept in a wooden box. It has practically mummified," Misrod Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Dinesh Agrawal said.
"Going by the condition of the body, it must have been there for at least six months. The neighbours have said the flat has been locked for as many months," he said.
The body was sent for an autopsy and the reports are awaited to find out the identity of the corpse and cause of death. He said that no injury marks have been reported on the body.
According to NDTV reports, “It is suspected the corpse may be that of Vimla Shrivastava (60), an employee of the defunct MP Road Transport Corporation, who was living in that flat with her unemployed son Amit (30),” the SDOP said.
He said that the woman has not been seen around since the past six months and a manhunt has been launched for her son Amit, adding the flat was sold eight months ago.
Agarwal said that the new owner of the flat could not take possession since it was locked and he could not contact the mother-son duo. On Sunday, the owner reached the flat to clean it and found the body, the SDOP said.