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Mystery shrouds death of Malay Ghatak's kin, no foulplay suspected

Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the unnatural death of minister Malay Ghatak's elder brother Asim Ghatak's wife and daughter. On Monday, decomposed bodies of Asim's wife Jayasree (61) and daughter Nilam (38) were found inside their house in Hindusthan Park in Asansol. Police had broken in and found both them lying dead.

According to locals, Asim had died by drowning on the day of Mahalaya in 2017, while performing 'tarpan' rituals in Damodar river. Since then, both Jayasree and Nilam were in depression. None of their neighbours had seen them for the last few days. On Monday afternoon, their neighbours detected foul smell coming from the house. They knocked on the door but after none responded, Asansol South police station was informed. Police broke open the door and found the decomposed bodies of the duo lying on the floor. It is suspected that they had died at least three days ago.

Sources informed that Jayasree and Nilam used to stay in isolation and avoided interacting with neighbours. A local vegetable seller used to deliver necessary things to their house. As soon as the bodies were recovered, Malay was informed. He went to the police station for necessary procedure.

According to police sources, no foulplay is being suspected as of now. However, it is not clear whether they had committed suicide or not. The exact

cause of death can only be identified after the autopsy report comes. No complaints have been received yet and an Unnatural Death (UD) case has been lodged.

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