Delhi: 90-year-old found living with wife's decomposed body in Kalkaji

The neighbours of Govind Ram Jethani informed police on Monday night of stench emanating from his house.

Updated: Oct 12, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
Delhi: 90-year-old found living with wife's decomposed body in Kalkaji
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New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 90-year-old man was found living with the body of his wife in their one-room flat in South-East Delhi's Kalkaji area.

The neighbours of Govind Ram Jethani informed police on Monday night of stench emanating from his house.

Police on Tuesday said the nonagenarian is "mentally unsound".

He was found lying on the bed and his wife 85-year-old Gopi Jethani​'s decomposed body was on the floor. It seems she died a few days ago, said police. 

They added that the probe has revealed the couple had no children. 

The flat was poorly maintained and the man was found in a neglected condition, an official said.

Police have ruled out any possibility of foul play; however, an autopsy has been conducted on the body.

An official said the exact cause of the death will be known after the post-mortem report is received.

Ram's distant relatives were informed and they took him to AIIMS, where he is undergoing treatment.

"Govind Ram told us his wife, who was bed-ridden for the last few years, fell down from the bed yesterday and did not get up. He is frail and undergoing treatment at AIIMS," DCP (Southeast) Romil Baaniya said.

The elderly worked as an office boy in an MNC and the couple was making ends meet with his pension.

(With PTI inputs)