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Bangalore: Body of woman recovered from her home 5 months after death


Deepa Balakrishnan,CNN-IBN
Aug 21, 2013 at 02:35pm IST

Bangalore: In a shocking case of neglect in Bangalore, the body of a 53-year-old woman has been recovered from her home nearly five months after her death. The body of Shanthi Reddy, found in a highly decomposed state, is suspected to have been lying at her posh Indranagar home for many months.

It appears none of her relatives visited her during this period. Neighbours say Shanthi was living alone and had isolated herself from her brother and his family.

Four months ago, neighbours had called the police to check about a foul smell but after a cursory check, they dismissed it as probably caused by the death of a stray animal. It was only late on Monday evening that Shanthi's brother had tried to check on his sister and discovered the body.

A case of unnatural death has been registered and the body has been sent for a post-mortem.

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