Police discover 11 blindfolded dead bodies hanged in Delhi home

The police in New Delhi are trying to ascertain if the deaths were by suicide or murder

Eleven members of a family were found dead under mysterious circumstances in north Delhi's Burari this morning, police said. "The last, a 75-year-old female, was dead on the floor", a Delhi police official told AFP news agency.

A senior police officer said the victims comprised seven women and four men. Police teams were at the spot and investigation was underway.

'It is a tragic incident.

New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who visited the scene, called the incident "tragic". The house belonged to a local plywood and dairy shop owner. Initial reports said the police were suspecting it to be a case of suicide. "We are investigating from all possible angles, we are not ruling out anything", ANI quoted the Joint CP as saying. The bodies were sent for an autopsy.




The family was living in the house for more than two decades, Hindustan Times newspaper reported. The family was taken to a hospital where they were declared brought dead.

Indian TV channels broadcast interviews with neighbours who said the family did not have any discord among themselves.

The shop usually opens at 6am every morning. "We are also checking the CCTV footage", the officer said.

He informed the police, who rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. "They couldn't have committed suicide".

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