Burari deaths: Delhi Police asks CBI to conduct psychological autopsy

Psychological autopsy attempts to study a deceased person’s mental state by analysing medical records, interviewing friends and family and conducting research into their state of mind prior to death.

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: On Thursday Delhi Police has written to the CBI for conducting a psychological autopsy of the 11 members of the Bhatia family, who were found dead at their residence in north Delhi’s Burari. Police have approached the CBI’s Central Forensic Science Laboratory to form a panel of psychologists to analyse the psyche of the deceased.

A psychological autopsy attempts to study a deceased person’s mental state by analysing medical records, interviewing friends and family and conducting research into their state of mind prior to death. Ten of the 11 members of the deceased family were found hanging from an iron-mesh in the ceiling of the house, while the body of 77-year-old Narayan Devi, the head of the family, was lying on the floor in another room of the house on July 1.

 

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