Robinson Street skeleton case accused's charred body found in his flat

21 Feb 2017

The charred body of Partha Dey, who in June 2015 was found to be living with the skeletons of his elder sister and two pet dogs, was recovered today from a flat in the port area of the city.

According to a senior officer of the Kolkata Police, Dey (45) probably committed suicide and his body was found inside the bathroom of a flat on Watgunge Street where he had been living for the past few months. A bottle of petrol and a match box were recovered beside Dey's body. "When we reached the flat after receiving a complaint from neighbours this noon we found Dey's half burnt body lying inside the bathroom. He was dead. Probably he used the petrol to commit suicide... But it's still not confirmed. We are waiting for the post mortem report," the officer told newspersons.

Dey was released from a Home, a couple of months back and was staying alone at this flat since then, he said. The police had stumbled on the skeletons of Dey's elder sister and two dogs on June 10, 2015 night while investigating the death of Dey's father Arabinda De. Arabinda's body was also recovered from the bathroom of his residence in Robinson Street after getting a call about a fire. Dey was found living with the skeleton of his unmarried elder sister Debjani De for about six months after her death due to fasting. The carcasses of their two pet dogs were also found in Dey's room.

Dey, underwent treatment at the Pavlov Hospital for the mentally ill. He was released from the Home after they found him "fit".