Thursday, January 18, 2018

Body found in Barrackpore house: suicide suspected

The decomposing body of a man was found inside a house in Barrackpore yesterday.

Police believe the man, identified only as Parmesar, committed suicide as a bottle containing a poisonous weedicide was found near his body.

Neigbours contacted police following a foul stench emanating from the house around 12.55 p.m. yesterday.

Officers opened the front door and found the man sitting in an upright position on a chair, leaned against a table. He was not wearing any clothing.

Neighbours said the man lived alone at his house along New Colonial Road. He never interacted with villagers, police said.

The body was viewed by a district medical officer and removed to the Forensic Science Centre in St James, where an autopsy would be performed to determine to cause of death.

Barrackpore police are continuing investigations.