NAGERCOIL: Two inmates of the house who lived with the corpse of their elder sister for more than ten months were shifted to a special home in Nagercoil.
Uma Devi (56) after getting separated from her husband and was living with her mother Sarojini Devi (89) brother Chellam Pillai (53) and her son Sivaram (25) in Ramavarmapuram. The family lived like an isolated life. Sarojini Devi was bedridden while on 2012 December, Uma Devi died. But Chellam and Sivaram without burying the body packed it with clothes and kept it in a room inside the house.
After ten months, on October 19, 2013, following the visit of a new neighbour, the death of Uma Devi was found. The mentally affected Chellam Pillai and Sivaram were treated for psychiatric disorder and were sent home. Meanwhile on Saturday Sarojini Devi died and Chellam Pillai and Sivaram put the dead body in the front of the house and sat near it. On information police went and inspected the house. The duo was admitted to an NGO-run care home in the district.