New Delhi, July 6: The Delhi Police on Friday said that the female occult petitioner Geeta Ma has no connection with the death of 11 members of a family which shook the national capital’s Burari area last week. “We have interrogated Geeta Ma (a Tantrik) in connection with the matter where 11 bodies were found in house in Burari. There is nothing which suggests that she is connected with this case,” said Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police.Also Read - Delhi Man Kills Wife, Sleeps Next to Body
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Police had detained the female occult practitioner on the basis of a video evidence.Reports claimed that she was the daughter of the contractor who built the house in Burari where the deceased family was residing. In the sting video, the female occult practitioner can be heard saying she was supposed to meet 77-year-old Narayan Devi and family on Saturday. Also Read - Two Men Shot Dead in North Delhi's Burari
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Ten of the 11 members of the 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. Devi’s daughter Pratibha, 57, her two sons Bhavnesh, 50, and Lalit, 45, were also among the dead. Bhavnesh’s wife Savita, 48 and their three children – Maneka, 23, Neetu, 25, and Dhirendra, aged 15, too were found dead.
Lalit’s wife Tina, 42, and their 15-year-old son Dushyant were also among those found dead. Pratibha’s daughter Priyanka, who was engaged last month and would have married by the end of this year, was also found hanging.
On Wednesday, a CCTV footage from the neighbourhood of the family’s house in Burari cemented Delhi Police’s theory of the family suffering from ‘shared psychosis’ that led to the alleged ‘mass suicide’ of 11 of its members.
The footage shows that the bought goods used in ‘rituals’, five tables and bandage from shop close to their Burari home. The footage revealed that the family had bought goods 10 days before they allegedly decided to hang themselves to attain “Moksha” (salvation).