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Delhi: 11 family members found dead in house in Burari, police treating case as murder

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Eleven members of a family were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their residence in north Delhi’s Burari area on Sunday morning. Police found ten bodies with blindfolds and gags, hanging from the ceiling, and the body of a 75-year-old woman lying on the floor. No suicide note has been found at the spot. The police are treating the deaths as murder.

Of the eleven bodies, police said, seven are women and four men. Two of the deceased are minors, they added. The family has a plywood business and they were staying in Sant Nagar for the last 20 years, according to locals.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Burari after the news broke. (Source: twitter/ArvindKejriwal)

Police said they received a call at around 8 am from near Guru Govind Singh Hospital in Sant Nagar of Burari area, informing them about the deaths. The police said that they were probing all angles and have not ruled out the possibility of foul play in the incident.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari visited the spot. “I spoke to their neighbours. They said the family did not have any enmity. They are unable to comprehend how it happened. Police investigation is underway and it is difficult to say what happened,” Kejriwal told reporters.

The bodies are being shifted for postmortem, police said.

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