Family Of 11 Committed Suicide In India To Perform Specific Rituals

Police in New Delhi said they found 11 bodies in a home in the village of Burari on Sunday, 10 of them blindfolded and hanging from the roof. Pictured: the Bhatia family 

A family of 11 people who were all found dead on Sunday may have killed themselves for ‘spiritual salvation’, it has emerged.   
Police in New Delhi said they found 11 bodies in a home in the village of Burari on Sunday, 10 of them blindfolded and hanging from the roof. 
Today it was reported that police had found a set of handwritten notes which used spiritual phrases such as: ‘The human body is temporary and one can overcome fear by covering the eyes and mouth’. 
The letters say that a group of 11 people had to follow certain rituals to attain ‘salvation’ after the death of the human body, NDTV reported.
Some members of the Bhatia family, which has been identified as the family involved
Brothers Bhavnesh Bhatia, 50, and Lalit Bhatia, 45, daughter-in-laws Savita Bhatia, 48 and Teena Bhatia, 42, her daughter Pratibha, 57, grandchildren Priyanka, 33, Nitu, 25, Monu, 23, Dhruv, 15 and Shivam, 15 were all found dead at the house. 
Narayana Devi, the family’s 77-year-old grandmother, was found in another room. 
Some of the victims – four men, three women and four girls – also had their mouths taped and their hands and feet tied as well as being blindfolded, it is claimed.
The victims belonged to a family and most had lived in one home in Burari village in the northern part of New Delhi, said police officer Vineet Kumar. Pictured: Police at the scene
One of the officers apparently said: ‘The notes say if a group of 11 people follows these rituals, all problems would ease out and they would attain salvation. 
‘Some notes have dates on which they were written while others didn’t have it. All the notes talk about reaching the end and gaining peace.’
Another officer said: ‘We have found handwritten notes detailing how hands and legs are to be tied and are quite similar to the manner in which the bodies of 10 persons were found.’
Indian policemen secure the area near a building where 11 family members were found dead inside their home in the neighbourhood of Burari in New Delhi
The newspaper said that at around 8 a.m. Sunday, a neighbor with whom the businessman used to go for morning walks went to see him and found the door of the house open and the 10 people, including the businessman, hanging. 

He raised an alarm and people called the police.

‘It is a tragic incident. Police are investigating. … Let’s wait for their investigation to be over,’ said New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who visited the scene. 
‘In a video posted on Twitter by Kejriwal’s ruling party, the neighbors are heard telling Kejriwal that the family was busy with wedding preparations.
On June 18, three people were killed and five were injured when members of rival gangs fired at each other in the main Burari market. Police said the two gangs are headed by men whose enmity goes back to 2013.
While police are yet to establish any connection between the two incidents, the investigation will consider all possible aspects, a senior police officer who is handling the gang war case told Reuters.

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