Police suspect a suicide pact
In an unprecedented heart-rending incident, eleven members of a family have been found dead under mysterious circumstances inside their home in north Delhi’s Burari area on Sunday morning. Ten were found hanging from an iron grill ceiling while a 75 year old woman was lying on the floor blindfolded with her hands and legs tied up.
The police suspect that they committed suicide. Seven of the victims are women while three are minors.
The family owned a grocery shop and plywood business out of their double-storey home. Initial reports hint towards the possibility of a suicide pact. However, no suicide note has been found from the gruesome scene. Police are currently scanning the CCTV footage.
Rajesh Khurana, the joint commissioner of police, central range, said, “Bodies of 7 women and 4 men including three teenagers have been found. We have gathered evidence from the site and are investigating all possible angles. We are not ruling out anything at this stage of the investigation.”
The dead included an elderly woman, her daughter, two sons and daughter in law; two kids of both the sons; and one child of the daughter.