Thursday 25 April 2019 ,
Thursday 25 April 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Intelligence agencies alert to prevent terror attack: PM
  • Zahidur a 'mass enemy': BNP
  • BNP’s Zahidur takes oath as MP
  • PM opens first-ever non-stop train service on Dhaka-Rajshahi route
  • 4 workers killed as truck ploughs into Ctg house
6 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print
Delhi mass hangings

CCTV footage backs suicide theory

BBC

India police investigating the deaths of 11 family members found dead in their home in the capital Delhi say they have recovered CCTV footage which supports a theory of mass suicide, reports BBC from New Delhi. The footage shows family members carrying stools and wires used in the hangings into the house, police said.

A post-mortem report confirmed that all 11 died due to hanging. Police told the BBC that despite the footage, they they had not ruled out murder and are still investigating. Many questions remain unanswered in the case, which has gripped the country. For instance, all the dead were blindfolded and gagged, with their hands tied behind their backs. It is not clear how they would have been able to do this before killing themselves.

"We have to sift through CCTV footage for the last three months to get a better idea of what could have

transpired,” a police officer told BBC Hindi’s Salman Ravi.

After the bodies were found, investigators said the case could be one of “mass suicide linked to spiritual and mystical practices” based on notes recovered from inside the house.

The 11 dead are members of the Bhatia family. They include 75-year-old Narayan Devi, her daughter, two sons, their wives and five grandchildren aged between 33 and 15. Police have also found 11 diaries, which they believe belonged to Lalit Bhatia, who was Narayan Devi’s youngest son. They suspect that Mr Bhatia believed he was “possessed by the spirit” of his father, who died in 2008.

“Notes found in one of the diaries hint that a strong belief that supernatural forces would intervene and save them could have motivated the family to hang themselves,” an investigating officer said.

The family lived in a three-storey house in Burari, a largely middle-class area of North Delhi. Neighbours say the family were active members of the community and describe them as “religious, happy and financially comfortable”.

The oldest grandchild, Priyanka, who was 33, was among the dead. She got engaged two weeks ago and the family had thrown a large party to celebrate, inviting many people in the area.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 52.1%
No 44.0%
No Comment 3.9%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
010203040506
07080910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
More Backpage stories
DIP mulls e-passports by Dec
Following a discussion with the authorities of the Veridos GmbH, the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) is going to sign an agreement with the German passport production company on July 19 to…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting