When 35-year-old Naveen, who rented out his house to a family, visited the house on Sunday after the tenants had vacated, he did not expect to see a decomposed body tumble out of the cupboard.
The decomposed body of a woman was found inside a cupboard - that was now plastered and painted red- in a house in Bengaluru's Kengeri on Sunday afternoon.
According to media reports, the police have not been able to ascertain the identity of the deceased yet and have sent the highly decomposed body for post mortem. They have, however, registered a case of murder.
House-owner Naveen told media persons that he had rented out his house to a 21-year-old engineering student Sanjay in May 2016 and that he was living with his mother and grandmother at the house.
The family had, however, locked up the house and left in February this year. As the one-year contract expired on Sunday, Naveen went to the house, only to see some alterations made in the house. The cupboard was painted red and there were signs of other alterations too.
Naveen, who grew suspicious, then informed the police.
Giriraj, police inspector of Kengeri police station told The Times of India: â€śNaveen got suspicious when he saw the wardrobe had been painted red, apart from signs of some plastering work. He informed us and requested us to break open the wardrobe. When we opened it, we found the decomposed body."
While the police suspect that the body could be of the grandmother, it could only be certain once the post mortem procedures are done.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, house owner Naveen said that he hadn't seen the grandmother since July last year. When enquired, Naveen said that the family claimed the grandmother had a fall and was at a relative's place for treatment.
â€śIt (body) could be one of the tenants or someone known to the tenants. We have details and definite clues about the suspect. We have also started our hunt to track them down and very soon they will be taken into custody. We are just waiting for the post mortem report. Once we identify whose the decomposed body is, we will get a clear picture about the murder,â€ť DCP West, Anucheth told BM.