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Indian police arrest man for keeping mother’s body in freezer

The man hid his mother’s body after she died three years ago, officers said.

Police in India have arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly keeping his mother’s body in a freezer for almost three years while collecting her monthly pension payments.

Subhabrata Majumdar was arrested after his mother’s body was found in a large freezer during a police raid on their home in the city of Kolkata, police spokesman Nilanjan Biswas said.

Majumdar had hidden his mother’s body after she died three years ago, at the age of 81, and continued withdrawing her monthly retirement pension of 30,000 rupees (about £327), Mr Biswas said.

Majumdar told police he kept the body because he believed she could be brought back to life.

Police also questioned his 90-year-old father, who lived in the same house, but did not arrest him because of his poor health.

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