70-year-old woman found living with dead husband in Kolkata

As per reports, the wife was suspected to be in a state of shock as she did not answer questions asked by the police. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 15, 2018, 04.49 AM (IST)

A 70-year-old woman residing on the outskirts of Kolkata has been found to be living with her dead husband for around three days, police informed on Sunday. 

The incident came to light when neighbours told the police that the couple had not been picking up their newspapers or answering the door, reports said. 

The Haridev police station was informed of the incident who then rushed to the couple's residence in Ostad Amir Khan to find the body of 82-year-old Amar Kumar Sanyal in bed with his wife, Hasi Rani Sanyal, standing beside with a blank face. 

As per reports, the wife was suspected to be in a state of shock as she did not answer questions asked by the police. The deceased man was a former employee of Calcutta Dock Labour Board and is said to have passed away three to four days ago. 

The man body has been sent for autopsy for further investigation on the exact time of death while his wife has been sent to an asylum on South of Kolkata, reports said. 

Reports further say that their neighbours had last seen them on January 8.