In a shocking and disturbing incident, A mentally disturbed siblings of a retired scientist were found living with his maggot eaten body for several days and did not raise any alarm in west Delhi’s Inderpuri.

Kumar told the police that as he traced the source of the foul smell to the quarter of retired scientist Yashvir Sood, he attempted to enter the house, but Sood’s sister did not let him in.

He then informed the police, who arrived at the spot, forcibly entered Sood’s house and found the scientist’s decomposing body lying on a bed.

The scientist, Dr Yashvir Sood, died a natural death and may have been dead for at least four days, said Vijay Kumar, DCP (west). However, neighbours said they had been getting a foul smell for almost a week, but thought it was from the surrounding due to the rain.

But his two younger siblings, Harish and Kamla, both said to be mentally disturbed, did not inform anyone of his demise.

Sood had retired as a principal scientist from Pusa Institute’s nuclear science department on March 31 at the age of 62 and was living with his two younger siblings at an abandoned government quarter.

The three siblings had been living together for decades, said locals. Police said that none of them was married. The family belonged to Himachal Pradesh.

Sood’s father was also a scientist at the institute. The police have learnt that Sood was an alcoholic and was under severe depression before his retirement.

Sood’s siblings have been admitted to the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) by the police.

The initial inquiry has revealed that the scientist had never withdrawn his pension or gratuity amount even almost 30 months after retirement.

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