London: British police failed to find an Indian-origin man who was lying dead in his bed for 12 days after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers, an inquest has heard.
The inquest at the Southampton Coroner's Court heard that Amar Khosah, 52, was reported missing July 23 by a health worker after he missed two appointments.
Khosah was actually dead and his body was lying in his bed at his home in the British city of Southampton, the Daily Mail reported.
Police called at his home several times and posted notes through his door but didn't get any response. They never bothered to get in.
His body was discovered by the deceased's sister Amar Sameja after she broke open the door. She had just returned from India.
Family friend Fabian Nicholas told the inquest that Khosah's sister granted officers permission to enter the house.