Subhabrata Majumdar’s mother Bina Majumdar but the son never had a funeral for her. Instead he kept her body mummified in a freezer. Apparently the reason for keeping his deceased mother was to continue to collect her pension using her thumb impression. The pension converts to around $770.00 U.S.
Neighbors knew of the woman’s passing but were never given details about a funeral. When they inquired about it one neighbor said:
He had told us that time that his mother’s body had been kept at Peace Haven.
Subhabrata’s father Gopal Majumdar, a retired government employee was aware of what his son was up to, and passively went along with it. The body was preserved using a mixture of chemicals. The smell is what eventually led neighbors to call the police.
Subhabrata Majumdar was arrested and his father was brought in for questioning but allowed to return home.
Police in Kolkata, India, say they have arrested a man who kept his mother's body in a freezer for three years https://t.co/4Isv11pght
— delcrookes (@hairydel) April 6, 2018
The #Kolkata Police has recovered the body of an old #woman from a #freezer and well preserved for about 3 years using #chemicals, suspectedly by her #jobless #son to cash in her #pension by taking her #thumbimpression.https://t.co/wfgE3Tlqjb
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) April 5, 2018
The body of an 80-year old woman – who died three years ago on April 7, 2015 – was kept in a chest freezer by her son before neighbours learnt about it and alerted the police https://t.co/wkviEnRfjj
— News18 (@CNNnews18) April 5, 2018
Some wondered if India’s massive poverty rate led the man to do it.
All for the sake of money.. This is how poverty becomes a curse.. https://t.co/zZ2W1FrjNJ
— Sqn Ldr Husain (@HusainRif) April 5, 2018
I don’t know what they feel on this scenario , sad , guilty , affected by sheer greed or sad with as they are poor and every Penny counts .. life defines many folds https://t.co/4HPq0r0iRy
— swaratmika (@swaratmika) April 5, 2018
They are poor and pension amount was Rs 50000 per month ..
— Yogender Singh (@Yogender_S) April 7, 2018
It is very sad that due to lack of money this person can take such a step.
— jay roy (@imjay31) April 7, 2018
She could have advised him to do this.
— joey starks (@JoeyStarkey5) April 6, 2018
Other were calling BS. That is was pure greed and not a condition of poverty.
The son belongs to a well to do family. Father retired as deputy manager from FCI. Son mentally unstable coupled with greed. Sad but frightening.
— Jayati Chatterjee (@Jayati69) April 6, 2018
This is an inhuman monstrosity
— The Powerful craM (@Kidd_MC) April 6, 2018
Not poverty.. but fit lazy guy who needs easy money at all costs..
— Nature lover (@idipjyoti) April 7, 2018
And I cry the heart of man ( human being) at his darkness, greed is a curse
— Royal_Cat (@lynas_m) April 6, 2018