Delhi: 11 members of a family found dead

Charlene Craig
July 1, 2018

Eleven family members have been found dead at their home in New Delhi - 10 of them hanging from the ceiling, blindfolded, with their hands bound behind their backs.

While 10 of the 11 bodies were found hanging, blindfolded and gagged, that of 75-year-old woman's was found lying on the floor.

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According to police, they were initially informed by a neighbour that six to seven people have committed suicide. The family ran a grocery shop in outer Delhi's Burari area and plywood business in Sant Nagar.

The victims include four men, three women and four girls.

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Police officials are reportedly gathering details about the family members from the neighbours and are also calling the relatives of the deceased.

The family was living in the house for more than two decades, Hindustan Times newspaper reported. The police said that they were probing all angles and have not ruled out the possibility of foul play in the incident.

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

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