For months, he had no contact with the outside world, as KP Radhakrishnan had severed all links with his family. But on Sunday, his daughter was in for a shock as the manâ€™s skeleton was discovered from his house in Thiruvananthapuram.
Police believe that KP Radhakrishnan, a retired tutor at a dental college might have died in April, and the body is more than five months old.
Radhakrishnan was not on good terms with his family and was living alone in the house on Old Medical College road.
Radhakrishnanâ€™s daughter, who was living in Kasaragod, had reached Thiruvananthapuram in search of her father, as she hadnâ€™t heard from him for the last several months.
When she did not find him in the house, she informed the police. It was after a police search that the manâ€™s skeleton was found in the living room.
His daughter who is a medical student, informed the police that she used to speak to her father occasionally but since he hadnâ€™t spoken to her for more than five months, she had become anxious. So, she came in search of him but returned as she found the house locked.
It was after repeated failed attempts to reach him that she complained to the police. Police said that the last newspaper found in the house and the calendar page were also from April, which leads them to believe that he might have died in April.
â€śWe broke the door after we got the complaint and the body was fully decomposed and was eaten by termites. Postmortem was done and we are waiting for the report. He had issues with his wife and they were separated for years. A case of unnatural death has been registered,â€ť Medical college police SHO Girilal B said.
He added said that Radhakrishnan hadnâ€™t maintained any relations with his neighbours also.