A year after he last spoke to his mother on the phone, a Mumbai guy returned home from US to find her skeleton in their posh Oshiwara flat on July 6. According to the police, the investigation revealed that the skeleton is of Asha Sahani (63), who had been living alone in her flat on the 10th floor of Bellscot Tower in Andheri (West).
Her son – Rituraj Sahani, works at an IT company in the US, where he lives with his wife. It is unclear if he has any children.
According to a Hindustan Times report, a police officer said, “Rituraj visits India to meet his mother either once a year or every six months. He last spoke to her in April last year. He claims that he has no relatives in the city.”
Rituraj reached Mumbai around 3:30 pm. When he rang the doorbell of the flat, she did not respond. Rituraj then took help of a key maker to help him open the door, said the police.
On entering, he saw that his mother’s body had completely decomposed and only her skeleton had remained. He immediately contacted the police, following which the team reached the spot and sent the body for a post-mortem. The police has registered a case of accidental death.
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“We will only be able to ascertain the cause of death after we get the post mortem report,” said inspector Arjun Rajane of the Oshiwara police station, according to the HT report.
“The door was locked from the inside, so it appears that the woman died of natural causes,” police officials added. The police are questioning people and are trying to find out if they noticed a smell emanating from the flat.