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Mother refuses to let go of daughter’s body

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Kolkata: In a similar episode like last year’s sensational man-living-with-skeleton incident here, police today found a mother holding on to the body of her dead daughter believing that she would wake up soon from her sleep.

The body of Sambrita Chakraborty (45) was recovered from her house in the Reagent Colony area of Jadavpur here this morning after neighbours called the police and complained of stench emanating from the premises, a senior police officer said.

“Sambrita’s mother Sujata Chakraborty held on to the body, saying her daughter is sleeping and will wake up after sometime,” the officer said.

“Going by preliminary investigation, it seems that the woman had died at least 48 hours before policemen could find her. But her mother was reluctant to believe that Sambrita was no more. She was not allowing us to take the body away,” police said.

They ruled out any foul play in the death of the woman and said her body has been sent for postmortem.

No one has been arrested or detained yet, police said.

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