London, June 01: London police is questioning an Indian-origin women for storing her mother’s corpse in a freezer for 20 years.
The corpse of Gulbani Freedon Murzdan, who died 20 years ago, was discovered on Thursday in the freezer in South-east London. The police is treating the case as unexplained.
Murzdan’s daughter Daulat Irani, 83, and her sister feared the authorities would discover that their mother from India had been living in the country illegally. So, instead of holding a funeral Irani and her sister, who is dead now, wrapped the corpse in a black bin liner and put it in the freezer, police said.
Police was alerted after Irani confessed her secret to a friend.
“The death is being treated as unexplained rather than suspicious. There have been no arrests and an 83-year-old woman has been interviewed under caution,” a police spokesman said.
A postmortem examination of the body is due to take place at Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington on Friday.