Eleven members of a family of Pakistan Hindu migrants were found dead at a farm in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on Sunday (August 9) morning, police said.
“We are yet to ascertain the cause and means of death. But apparently, all the members appeared to have committed suicide by consuming some chemical in the night,” Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rahul Barhat said.
He said there was a smell of chemicals around in the hut, suggesting that they consumed something.
All the family members were Hindu migrants from Pakistan from the Bhil community and had been living on the farm in the village, which they had hired for farming.
“There was neither any injury mark on any of the bodies nor any evidences of any foul play,” the SP said. “But we have roped in the forensic team and a dog squad to arrive at any final conclusion.”
Preliminary information indicated that there was some dispute in the family over some issue.
A person of the family was found alive outside the hut they lived at Lodta village of Dechu area, an officer said. “But he claimed to have no idea about the incident, which believed to have happened in the night,” said Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rahul Barhat.
The survivor claimed he had slept outside the hut and did not know what exactly had happened inside the hut that night until the next morning.
“Once we interrogate the survivor, we would be in any position to find out that what had led to this incident,” he said.
All the family members were Hindu migrants from Pakistan and belonged to the Bheel community. They had been living on the farm in the village which had been taken on rent for farming.
(With inputs from agencies)