An elderly woman was on Tuesday found living in her house in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal with the body of her brother who had died two-three days ago, police said.
Sharbani Pal, aged around 60, was residing in the house along with her brother Amarnath Pal, 64. The body was recovered from their house in Naihati town after area residents complained to police about a stench emanating from the dwelling.
Police said the man may have died two-three days ago. The police found the woman and her brother's corpse after their neighbours informed them of stench coming from the house. The cause and time of death would be known only after a post-mortem, a police official said.
In a similar case reported in 2015, Partha De, 44, was found living with the bodies of his sister, father and pet dogs for almost a year at the family house on Robinson street.
There was another similar case last month where an elderly woman was recovered from a freezer, the kind used to store ice cream in commercial outlets. The post mortem found out that the woman, Bina Majumdar, died in April 2015 when was she 84 years old. Allegedly her son mummified the body with chemicals before keeping it in the fridge.