New Delhi, Jul 3: Lalit Bhatia, one of the 11 deceased, used to conduct the alleged ‘rituals’ on being ‘asked’ by his dead father, reports claimed on Tuesday. He even told the other family members who were found blindfolded and hanging in their Burari home in Delhi on Sunday morning to follow the directions.Also Read - Delhi High Court Seeks Kejriwal Govt's Reply on Plea to Resume All Weekly Markets | Details Inside

Ten out of the 11 members, identified as 60-year-old Partibha, 30-year-old Priyanka, 46-year-old Bhupinder, 42-year-old Savita, 24-year-old Nitu, 22-year-old Meenu, 12-year-old Dhiru, 42-year-old Lalit, 12-year-old Shivam and 38-year-old Tina, were found hanging with their eyes and mouth covered. 75-year-old woman Narayani was found lying on the floor. (ALSO READ – Shocking Details of Notes Explaining The Process to Attain ‘Salvation’) Also Read - School Reopening News: When Will Normal Classes Resume in Delhi? Kejriwal Govt Expected to Take Final Decision by Tomorrow

The father of Lalit and Bhupinder, Bhopal Singh reportedly died a natural death 10 years ago. The ex-serviceman took a voluntary retirement following an injury after he fell from a horse. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Flights to Maldives, Malaysia From India From THIS Date | Full Schedule, Ticket Prices

If reports quoting the police are to be believed, Lalit used to maintain a daily diary wherein he would record the activities of each person in the house. The diary has reportedly been sent to handwriting experts to compare with the detailed notes having details about ‘attaining moksha’.

Reportedly, after the death of his father Lalit became very introvert and used to speak less. He started offering prayers in front of trees. One day, he told his family members that his father’s soul entered his body and all should perform the steps he advised for a good life.

Clues Suggesting Occult Angle

On June 2, the police found 11 pipes near the entrance of the house. The pipes were found coming out of the house in an unusual manner. While four of the pipes were straight, seven of them were facing downwards. Another report suggests that the pattern in which the bodies were found hanging resemble the roots of a Banyan tree. Reportedly, there is an entry on worshipping the banyan tree. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police on Monday launched a manhunt for a tantrik ‘Baba Janegadi’ in connection with the death of 11 members of a single family.

Meanwhile, the autopsy report of the 10 members reveal that all the deaths were caused by “ante-mortem hanging” (asphyxiation), while Narayani Bhatia died of “partial hanging”.

The family, which belonged to the Rajput community and migrated from Rajasthan two decades ago, had a plywood business and also ran a grocery store in the area.