Decomposed bodies of five of family found in Delhi house

Preliminary investigations revealed it to be a suicide due to financial hardships

The neighbours called the cops after a strong stench emitted from the house in Bhajanpura. Photo: iStock

In a tragic incident, five of a family, including three children were found dead inside their home in Delhi, the police said on Wednesday (February 12). Preliminary investigations revealed it to be a suicide due to financial hardships.

The neighbours called the cops at 11.30 am on Wednesday after a strong stench emitted from the house in Bhajanpura.

When police reached the spot they found the doors were bolted from inside, broke into the house and found five dead bodies. After finding the bodies in a decomposed state, the police said the incident reportedly took place four or five ago at a house in Bhajanpura.

The police identified the victims as Shambhunath, 43-year-old e-rickshaw driver, his wife Sunita (38), and their three children — Shivam, Sachin and Kavita — aged 18, 14 and 16 years.

The police also ruled out robbery as there were no signs of forced entry.

(With inputs from agencies)

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