A day after a mysterious death of family was found mysteriously dead in their home in Delhi's Burari area, Delhi cops trace call records of Bhatia family. Police launced manhunt for Baba Janegadi, with whom the family was in contact. An autopsy has confirmed the cause death because of six of the members was due to hanging.
The 11 bodies of three generations of the Bhatia family, who hails from Rajasthan, were discovered by a neighbour who grew suspicious when he found their grocery shop shut on Sunday morning. 10 of 11 family members were found hanging, blindfolded and hands tied. The 77-year-old elderly woman was found dead in a room.
The police are yet to establish the sequence of the deaths; whether it was a mass suicide or murder-suicide. Handwritten notes found in the apartment in Burari reveal a possible spiritual connection to the deaths, say the police.
Those found dead of Bhatia fmaily were 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) 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.
Pratibha's daughter, Priyanka (33), who was engaged last month and was to be married by the end of this year, was also found hanging.