The deceased has been identified as 45yr old Beena and the skeleton was believed to be that of her mother who appeared to have died some six months ago said Sunil Sharma, SHO of Shah Ganj police station.
The body and the remains were sent for post-mortem and inquiry is on, he said.
The neighbors had been complaining of foul smell for the past couple of days and finally they informed the police as the stench became unbearable.
According to neighbors, the woman was a teacher and was suffering from depression. Her mother retired as a government nurse and she was living on her pension and was dead some six months ago.
Dr Ajay Agarwal, a forensic expert, said that after the post-mortem report, it would become clear as to why and how the woman died.