11 of family found dead, murder suspected

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New Delhi, July 1: Police on Sunday filed a case of “massacre” after finding 11 members of a family, some blindfolded, hanging from an iron grill ceiling in a north Delhi home in what was initially thought to be mass suicide. After some hours of investigation, Additional Commissioner of Police Vinit Kumar said that the case had been handed over to the Crime Branch. The gruesome sight of 10 members of the family hanging and a 77-year-old woman lying dead on the floor at Sant Nagar in Burari area sent shockwaves in the neighbourhood and beyond after their images went viral on the social media. “During investigation, a case of murder has been registered based on the facts and circumstances,” Kumar said. (IANS)