Burari, July 3: The 11 members of the Burari family, who were found hanging from the ceiling of their home on July 1, believed that they would not die and that God would save them, the cops, who suspect that it was a “mass suicide”, revealed. Sewing together the grisly details of the Burari case, the police said that it was just one man, Lalit Chundawa, son of 75-year-old Narayan Devi, who convinced the family into the “mass suicide” to attain “Moksha”. Also Read - Delhi Shocker: 6 Men Reportedly Gangrape Woman at 5-star Hotel, 1 Arrested; Probe Underway
Earlier in the day, the investigation revealed that Lalit used to perform the alleged “occult rituals” on being “asked by his dead father”. Lalit’s father Bhopal Singh died a natural death 10 years ago. The ex-serviceman took a voluntary retirement following an injury after he fell from a horse, a report said. On the day the “mass suicide” was to be performed, he had asked the family members to just perform the directions. Lalit used to maintain a daily diary wherein he would record the activities of each person in the house. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Should've Admitted That There is Community Spread in Delhi, Says Satyendra Jain
On July 1, bodies of 11 members of a family were found hanging from the ceiling of their house in Delhi’s Burari area. The 11 members of the family include seven women and four men. While 10 of the 11 bodies were found hanging, blindfolded and gagged, that of 75-year-old Narayan Devi was found lying on the floor. None of the bodies, hanged close to each other, show any sign of struggle, the police said. Also Read - Delhi School Reopening News: Schools to Remain Closed For All Students Till October 5, Online Teaching to Continue, Says Kejriwal Govt
A day later, the police found some diaries in the family home which had details on how exactly the rituals are to be performed including how exactly the bodies are to be hanged to attain “Moksha”. A police statement said that the “notes pointed towards observance of some definite spiritual/ mystical practices by the whole family.”
One of the notes, found in one of the diaries read “everyone will tie their own hands and when the kriya (ritual) is done then everyone will help each other untie their hands”, NDTV reported. On the day, the family had ordered 20 rotis and the diary said that Narayan Devi would feed each one of them. “I will come tomorrow or day after. If I don’t then I will come later. Don’t worry about Lalit, when I come he becomes tense”: one of the entries, in the diary, read.