THE swollen, decomposed body of a 55–year- old man was discovered in a house in the Charity Extension housing scheme at around 17:00 hrs Monday afternoon.Reports said the discovery was made by residents after a stench from the locked house began to affect them. According to reports, the police after being informed about the stench coming from the house rushed to the scene, broke the locked door of the house and discovered the bloated body of the man lying face down on the floor with hundreds of flies around.
According to reports, the man who lived alone was known as Ganesh and “Braff.” Residents said he was a known alcoholic in the area and his body bore no marks of violence. A police investigation is in progress. (Rajendra Prabhulall)