Burari case: 10 died of hanging, unsure of senior member’s cause of death

New Delhi: The police on Wednesday confirmed hanging as cause of 10 of the 11 Bhatia family members in the mysterious mass suicide in Delhi’s Burari case. The autopsy report of the senior-most member, Narayani Devi, whose body was found in another room, is yet to come. Doctors differed over the cause of her death.

Out of the eleven Bhatia family members, ten post-mortem reports suggest that the cause of death was due to hanging and ante-mortem injuries. However, there is ambiguity surrounding the death of the family’s senior most matriarch and the 11th member in the mass suicide.

On Tuesday, a team of doctors revisited the crime spot to gather more evidence to ascertain the real cause of death. The doctors’ team will give their final opinion on the eleventh death in a few days.

The shocking Delhi Burari deaths case left the country dumbfounded when all the 11 members of the Bhatia family were found dead on the morning of July 1 in Delhi’s Sant Nagar area in Burari. Many theories in this mysterious and alleged ‘mass suicide’ have cropped up and the police are investigating this as a murder case. Lalit Bhatia, the second eldest son of Narayani Devi, is thought to have influenced the family members into believing in occultist practises and might have been instrumental in the horrific incident.