In a flat in Hyderabad, son spends three days with his mother's body.

Vijaya Vanis body was in a decomposed state when cops arrived at the flat in Mythri Nagar . Her 22-year-old son Venkat Sai was unable to alert them and staying inside the apartment despite the foul smell .

HYDERABAD: A 55-year-old woman's naked body was discovered in a Malkajgiri flat together with her son, who appears to have spent three days with the lifeless body reeking of stench, according to a macabre find.After getting a call from neighbors on Dial 100, police broke open the flat door only to discover the woman's decomposed body in the late hours of Friday.Vijaya Vanis' body was in a decomposed state when a cops team arrived at the flat in Mythri Nagar, according to Malkajgiri police, and her 22-year-old son Venkat Sai was unable to alert them and staying inside the apartment despite the foul smell.Sai is said to be mentally ill. As police suspect Sai's role in the murder of his mother is unknown, he was placed in protective custody.

Inspector B Jagadeeshwar Rao told SNP that the body was taken to a hospital for a post-mortem check to see if it was a murder.Sai is not mentally sound, so police took him to the hospital to see how he was feeling.Sai used to disagree with his mother on a regular basis, according to neighbors in the apartment.They also alerted police that neither Vani nor Sai had stepped out of the apartment in the last 3-4 days.

In fact, Sai did not respond when cops knocked the door of the deceased's flat.Finally, they had to open the door.A case of a suspicious death was reported under the CrPC.Vani's husband, according to police, died several years earlier, and both Sai and Vani have been living in the apartment for a long time.