Days after a shocking incident reported at the national capital, Delhi police, in its initial probe, has found that there is not an outsider role in deaths of 11 members of a family in Burari. The footage of a CCTV installed at a house opposite of the Bhatia family’s residence shows Savita, elder daughter-in-law of the house, along with her daughter Nidhi, bringing stools that were used in the alleged mass suicide, at around 10:00pm and fifteen minutes later, two boys of the family, Dhruv and Shivam bringing wires used in the hangings. Various media reports have speculated that it a mass suicide.
Police officials are trying to know from where the members of family brought stools used in the mass hanging. Various media reports say that Bhatia family had a plywood business.
At 10:45pm, a man entered the house to deliver food ordered by the family. Reports say that every step taken by the Bhatia family was scripted a week ago.
Delhi Police Crime Branch’s initial investigation has revealed that younger son of Narayani Devi, the head of the family, Lalit managed to convince other members of the family to conduct spiritual practices, saying that pooja is necessary for the betterment of the family.
The Crime Branch has also recovered 11 dairies from the house of Bhatia family which contains alleged speeches of Lalit’s father.
On July 1, ten of the 11 members of the Bhatia family were found hanging, while Narayani Devi, 77-year-old head of the family was lying on the floor in another room of the house in north Delhi’s Burari.