Over 200 people questioned in connection with Burari deaths

Police are awaiting the final post-mortem report of the Burari deaths even though initial findings suggested that the 11 died of hanging.

Delhi Police takes away the stools, which were supposed to be used by the Bhatia family members while committing suicide, at Burari in New Delhi on Friday.

Neighbourhood News Desk/avi Arya: Over 200 people have been questioned in connection with the mysterious deaths of 11 members of a family in north Delhi’s Burari, even as the police are certain that it was a case of “mass suicide”. Police are awaiting the final post-mortem report even though initial findings suggested that the 11 died of hanging. After receiving the report, the police will go for a psychological autopsy of the deceased to ascertain what prompted them for replicating “badh tapasya”, a banyan-tree like formation.

One of the deceased, 33-year-old Priyanka Bhatia’s fiance was questioned again and he denied knowing anything about the family indulging in certain kinds of rituals. Last Wednesday, the police had recovered CCTV footage that showed some members bringing stools and wires that were used for their hanging. They had also found 11 diaries which had “psychological musings” and things about attaining “road to God”.

 

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