Body of elderly man found inside city apartment

Kolkata
20 Jun 2017

The police today recovered the body of an elderly man from a room inside an apartment in the southern part of the city's Dhakuria area.

According to police reports, the body of Pabir Kumar Das (66) was found lying in a pool of blood inside his apartment in Dhakuria's Ballygunge Terrace area within the limits of Lake Police Station. Local residents alerted the police at around noon, when Das' maid servant informed them about no one opening the doors or answering to calls, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.

The police broke open the doors and found Das, who was alone in his apartment, lying in a pool of blood, he said. "We found several injury marks on his body as well as on the back of his head. It seems to be a case of murder, but we are waiting for the post mortem report. The deceased was a cardiac patient and had suffered two minor heart attacks in the past," he said adding, the wife of the elderly man was out of town on family business.

During a search, the police found that the family's pet dog was locked in a room in the apartment. "It is still unclear why the dog was locked inside another room. What is more mysterious is that the door of the apartment was locked from inside. We are checking every possible angle," he said. The police are also questioning the maid as well as Das' sister in connection with the incident.