Decomposed body of scientist found inside Pusa campus
New Delhi: The decomposed body of principal scientist of Pusa institute's nuclear science department Dr Yashvir Sood has been found inside one of the quarters of the Pusa campus in InderPuri, west Delhi.
The state in which the body was found by the cops makes them suspect Sood died at least five day ago.
The neighbours found a foul smell coming from the quarters where he stayed with his siblings who are found to be mentally unstable as well.
Police suspect that the 62-year-old retired scientist was into depression and died of malnutrition.
On Thursday morning, field officer Sonu Kumar of Pusa Institute smelled a strong foul odour from one of the quarters in the campus. Trying to figure out the cause, Kumar followed the smell and landed near Dr Sood's quarter.
However, when he tried to enter the quarter Yashvir's sister Kamla intercepted him and did not allow him to enter.
Suspicious, Kumar then decided to inform police about the mysterious behaviour of Kamla along with the foul smell.
Soon, a team of cops visited the spot just to find a thin, pale white body of the scientist on a folding bed that too infested with maggots.
A closer look at the Dr Sood's brother Harish and his sister hinted cops that they are acute patient of depression and probably they did not know about the death of their brother.
"Physical health suggest very poor personal hygiene and fragile health of trio. Sanitary condition of dwelling house is also very poor. Body of the deceased scientist has been sent for the postmortem. His brother and sister are admitted in IHBAS by our team," said DCP West Vijay Kumar.
Investigation revealed that Dr Yashvir Sood retired in 2015 as principal scientist of nuclear science department. His father Lt. Ved prakash Sood was also a scientist in Pusa.
A senior scientist on condition of not revealing identity said that Dr Sood was alcoholic and before retirement, he was under sever depression. He was living with his one brother Harish and sister Kamla in an abandoned government flat.
"State of mental health of Dr Yashvir was such that he had not withdrawn even a single penny of his pension.Funds of gratuity have also not been withdrawn by him as reported. Younger brother Harish used to loiter around while sister Kamla is also mentally derailed and speaks irrelevant," said the officer.