Police recovered the body from her residence in Kabirnagar colony of the Bhelupur area in Varanasi, after the neighbours complained of a foul smell. Ink marks were found on one of the woman's thumbs, police said. The sons have been identified as Ravi Prakash, Dev Prakash, Yogeshwar Prakash, Jyoti Prakash and Girish Prakash.
The 70-year-old woman used to receive Rs 40,000 as pension after her husband, Daya Prasad, died a few years ago. Her husband, worked as a superintendent in the customs department, police said. So far, no arrests have been made. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.
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