The national capital was left in a state of panic as bodies of 7 women and 4 men were found at a house in North Delhi’s Burari area. The victims were all from the same family and most had lived in the home where they were found in Burari village in the northern part of New Delhi. The family had lived in the house for more than two decades. It said the house belongs to a businessman who ran a plywood shop and dairy.
According to the police, the bodies were discovered by a milkman, who had come to deliver milk at their grocery store and had gone up to their house with one of the neighbours.
The case was handed over to Delhi Police’s crime branch on Sunday evening. The team, on visiting the spot, recovered hand-written notes which point out towards observance of some religious practice by the family.
Reports claimed that one among the deceased family members hanged the 10 others before killing self. The police have registered a murder case in connection with the incident.
Out of the total, 10 bodies were reportedly recovered hanging from the ceiling while one was found lying on the floor.
The victims have been identified as Narayan Devi (77), her daughter Pratibha (57) and two sons–Bhavnesh (50) and Lalit Bhatia (45), Bhavnesh’s wife Savita (48) and their three children–Meenu (23), Neetu (25) and Dhruv (15). Bodies of Lalit’s wife Tina (42) and their 15-year-old son Shivam have also been recovered. Pratibha’s daughter, Priyanka (33), who had got engaged last month and was supposed to get married by the end of this year, is also among the deceased.
Elderly Woman Had Strangulation Marks
Ten of the victims were found hanging from an iron grill ceiling, while an elderly woman was found lying on the floor, police said. Most of them were blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs.
Handwritten Notes Point Towards Observance of Spiritual/Mystical Practices’
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar said that they have found handwritten notes detailing how hands and legs are to be tied and the manner in which the bodies of the 10 persons were found reflected what was written in the notes.
On The Other Hand, Relatives Dismiss Occult Angle, Suspect Foul Play In Burari Deaths
“They were not facing any financial issues and had not taken even a single loan,” Ketan Nagpal told the news agency. “Everything was fine. Why would they kill themselves?
All of them died due to hanging, according to post mortem report
Ketan Nagpal, brother(In relation) of Priyanka, told that Priyanka was discussing about her wedding preparations. Priyanka used to do a job in NOIDA IT firm. During the investigation in the house, the police received a hand written note written, in which the family has indicated to follow any religious tradition.
One person’s son, Amrik Singh, said that the family was preparing for the marriage of Priyanka and they were very happy. He said, ‘It is difficult to believe that something like that happened. We were involved in Priyanka’s engagement on 17th June. The marriage was likely to be held in November. The work of renovation was happening at home.
“It is possible that the elderly woman was strangulated since she was not in a condition to climb the stool,” said an officer. “We are probing whether the children were killed or were convinced to take the extreme step.”
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Source- NDTV, News 18, The Quint, NBT