Burari: Six of 11 died due to hanging, says Autopsy Report

New Delhi, July 2: A day after 11 of a family were found mysteriously dead in their home in Delhi’s Burari area, an autopsy report has confirmed death because of hanging for at least six.

The reports further added that there were no signs of any struggle. While post mortem reports of 5 are still awaited. The following development comes to light after the Delhi police had suggested that the family had committed suicide under some tantrik practice.

The bodies of three generations of the Bhatia family were discovered by a neighbour who grew suspicious when he found their grocery shop shut on Sunday morning.

Ten bodies were found hanging, with their eyes covered with pieces of cloth cut from the same bedsheet and their mouths taped, the body of a 77-year-old woman was found lying on the floor in another room of the house.

The police is investigating the case and are yet to establish the reason behind the deaths; whether it was a mass suicide or murder-suicide.A police statement said some handwritten notes were found in the house “which point towards observance of some definite spiritual/mystical practices by the whole family and might be related to the deaths.
Additional DCP (North) Vinit Kumar said “these notes have strong similarity with the manner in which the mouths, eyes etc of the deceased were tied and taped”.

Those found dead were 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) were also found dead, police said, adding Lalit’s wife Tina (42) along with their 15-year-old son Shivam was also among the dead.

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