A 90-year-old man was found with the decomposed body of his wife inside his home in southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji area on Sunday evening. According to police, the matter came to light after a neighbour detected a foul smell from the house of Govind Ram. Finding the door open, he entered the house and found Ram sleeping on the bed and the decomposed body of his wife lying on the floor, said an officer. The neighbour then informed police and took Ram to a private hospital in Safdarjung.
Police said Ram’s condition is critical and has been put on ventilator support. “It seems his wife died at least three days ago,” added the officer. “He used to work with a multinational company as an office boy. Since retirement, he and his wife, Gopi, survived on his private monthly pension,” said the officer.
Police said the couple had no children and nobody else lived in the one-room DDA flat. Neighbours said they never interacted with anyone, and nobody had seen them for the past few days.