THREE MONTHS after police recovered the skeleton of Debjani De while investigating the death of her father at 3, Robinson Street in Kolkata, Partha De — her brother and the only living member of the family — cremated the remains on Friday.
Partha, who is currently admitted to Pavlov Hospital, a mental institution, reached SSKM Hospital with doctors and police officers in the evening. The skeletal remains of Debjani was kept at morgue of SSKM Hospital.
“He came a little after 7 pm. After verifying all requisite papers, we handed over the skeleton to him,” said Gautam Karmakar, officer in-charge of SSKM police outpost. Following this, they reached Kewratala crematorium around 7.45. Within an hour, the rituals were completed and Partha was taken back to the hospital.
Asked about Partha’s condition, Pavlov Superintendent Dr Ganesh Prasad said: “He is behaving in a normal manner and had taken his meals and medicines on time. We will keep him under observation for at least 10 to 20 more days because we can’t come to any decision so fast.”
On June 10, Partha and Debjani’s father Aurobindo De had committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his Robinson Street residence. The next day, the police learnt about Partha living with the skeletons of his sister and their two dogs for over six months when they wanted to hand over his father’s body.