KANPUR: A man on Thursday was found living with his father’s corpse in Anand Nagar area of Etawah as he claimed he had no cash for the cremation.
Locals forcibly entered the house and found a badly decomposed body with maggots all over and informed the local police. The man, Arvind, alleged that he could not get the body of his father cremated as he had run short of money, reports said.
Senior police officers rushed to the house and detained him for questioning.
Arvind reportedly told the police that his father Chotey Lal Sharma (75), a retired army personnel, died about a week ago. But as he had no cash in hand, neither could he arrange some from bank, the body could not be taken for cremation, said a police officer. “As per the locals, the father-son duo was together spotted in the locality on November 22. After that, the neighbours on a couple of occasions had seen only Arvind in the locality,” said Satyendra Yadav, inspector Kotwali.