The post-mortem report of 10 members of the Chundawat family, whose bodies were recently recovered from their residence in north Delhi’s Burari, has ruled out any foul play and confirmed that they died due to hanging, a senior police officer said today.
The post-mortem report of 77-year-old Narayan Devi, whose body was recovered from another room, was awaited, though an initial report had said she died due to “partial hanging”, he added.
The post-mortem report of the 10 other members of the family said they died due to hanging and no external injury marks were found on the bodies except for a few scratches, the officer said.
“The final opinion states that the family members died due to ante-mortem hanging. We are waiting for Narayan Devi’s report,” he added.
The bodies of 10 members of the family were found hanging from an iron mesh attached to the ceiling on July 1, while that of Narayan Devi was found lying on the floor in another room of the house.
Narayan Devi’s daughter Pratibha (57) and two sons — Bhavnesh (50) and Lalit (45) — were among the deceased.
Bhavnesh’s wife Savita (48) and their three children — Neetu (25), Maneka (23) and Dhirendra (15) — were also found dead.
The others found dead were Lalit’s wife Tina (42), their 15-year-old son Dushyant and Pratibha’s daughter Priyanka, who got engaged last month and was supposed to get married by the year-end.
The police had also found 11 diaries, which contained “psychological musings” and certain things written about the “road to god”.