The body of a 70-year-old woman allegedly was left abandoned by her son on a footpath in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills district, police said on Sunday. The woman had died after the last four had fever, and her son said he had left the body wrapped in a blanket, as he had no money to perform his last rites, police said.
After finding the body wrapped in a blanket, some local residents alerted the police, and a police team that reached the location, retrieved it, they said. It was discovered during the investigation that the woman had been begging in the area and later it was also discovered that she lived with her mother, a watchman in an apartment complex, police said
"She had been suffering from fever for the past four days and she died on Saturday night and after her death her son left her body wrapped in a blanket claiming he had no money to perform her last rites and also that the building owner might create some trouble as she had died of fever," a police officer said quoting the woman's son. There is yet another investigation going.