Burari Deaths Mystery: Post-Mortem Reports of Some Deceased Family Members Likely to be Out on July 9
Police have cordoned the house in Burari where the 11-member family committed suicide | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, July 8: Almost a week after 11 members of a family were found dead in north Delhi’s Burari, the Delhi Police informed that the post-mortem reports of five or six members of the total 11 deceased are expected on July 9 while that of the rest may be on July 10. The Police are probing all the possibilities of the collective death that took place in Burari on July 1.

According to a report by The Hindu, a senior police officer said that the reports of the rest are expected on July 10. “The reports will prima facie show if any poisonous substance was found in their bodies,” he added.

After the post-mortem reports are received, the police will conduct a psychological autopsy. Psychological autopsy refers to mapping the psyche of the living family members and the mental health of the deceased.

According to a report by The Hindu, a request will be sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory to conduct a psychological autopsy next week.

The Delhi Police said that they are awaiting the final postmortem report and the forensic report to ascertain the cause of the death of the 11 members. They will also be sending the viscera of the bodies for forensic examination to ascertain whether the members were poisoned.

To recall, Ten of the 11 members of the deceased family were found hanging from an iron-mesh in the ceiling on Sunday, while the body of 77-year-old Narayan Devi, the head of the family, was lying on the floor in another room of the house. According to a PTI report, Devi’s daughter Pratibha (57), her two sons Bhavnesh (50) and Lalit (45) were also among the deceased. Bhavnesh’s wife Savita (48) and their three children - Maneka (23), Neetu (25), and Dhirendra, aged 15, too were found dead.