Mysterious Suicides in Delhi Linked to ‘Mystical Practices’

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Handwritten notes indicated family observed certain strange spiritual or mystical practises.

New Delhi: The mysterious suicides of 11 people in Delhi has taken a twist. Handwritten notes found at their house in north Delhi’s Burari indicate observance of spiritual or mystical practices by the family, police said.

Ten people were found hanging — blindfolded, gagged and hands tied — on the first floor of the house. The dead body of an old lady was found in an adjacent room in the house in Sant Nagar.

During the search, police found handwritten notes that indicated that the family observed certain strange spiritual or mystical practises. These practices were found to be similar to the manner in which the mouths and eyes of the deceased were tied and taped.

A board of doctors has been constituted to conduct post-mortem on the bodies of the deceased.

The deceased were identified as Narayan Devi (77), her two sons Bhavnesh (50)and Lalit (45), her daughters-in-law Savita (48) and Teena (42), her daughter Pratibha (57), her grandchildren Priyanka (33), Nitu (25), Monu (23), Dhruv (15) and Shivam (15).