Any skeletons in your closet? Indian man found living with skeletons of dead sister and two pet dogs in bedroom
An Indian man is being investigated by police after he was found to be living with the SKELETONS of his dead sister and two pet dogs, while feeding them on a daily basis.
Partha De, 44, was discovered by emergency services after his father, Arabinda, set himself on fire in the bathroom of their home in Kolkata, India.
Medics were recovering the charred remains of the 77-year-old’s body when they discovered the three skeletons in the bedroom of the West Bengal apartment.
The B-tech engineer – who has been admitted to a mental hospital – revealed the whereabouts of his sister and dog’s skeletons after he broke down, refusing to be separated from his family’s bodies.
A spokesperson for Kolkata Police said: “When we arrived at the apartment, he broke down and cried when we first approached him.
“He kept blaming everyone, including one of his uncles, for the deaths in their family – he said he was living in hell.”
To mask the foul smell of decomposing corpses, Partha, who left his job with the Tata Consultancy Services in 2007, used tape to seal all the doors and windows.
The 47-year-old sister, who reportedly Partha slept with every night, is thought to have died six months ago, while the dogs are thought to have died in August last year.
A senior police officer for Kolkata Police said: “He kept telling us that his sister will come back again and have dinner with him, just like on any other day.
“He changed the bed sheets every day – the room was cleaned too.
“Breakfast, lunch and dinner were served to his sister, including occasional snacks; it seemed he took regular care of the skeleton.”
The police investigation found his sister was a teacher who was fond of her two dogs and practiced spiritual rituals.
His father, Arabinda – who had retired as a director of a multi-national company – left a suicide note days before his death that stated nobody was responsible.
Police probing the case have cited their deaths as ‘unnatural’, but Partha has been sent to a mental hospital while the investigation continues.
Psychiatrist Jai Ranjan Ram said the events could have been triggered by a mental state of delusion and reflected the dependency of the family on the deceased.