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Burari horror: Diary notes spoke of ‘wandering souls’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 12, 2018, 3:16 am IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2018, 3:15 am IST

Diary also revealed family might not celebrate next Diwali.

Lalit mentioned “someone’s mistakes” was behind the family’s failure to “attain something” in a note dated November 11, 2017, the official said. (Photo: PTI)
 Lalit mentioned “someone’s mistakes” was behind the family’s failure to “attain something” in a note dated November 11, 2017, the official said. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The post-mortem report of the 10 members of the Chundawat family, found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in Burari on July 1, mentioned that they died due to hanging and has ruled out foul play.

However, the post-mortem report of the 11th member of the family, 77-year-old Narayan Devi, whose body was recovered from an adjacent room, is still awaited.

The police said, handwritten notes found at the home of the family, disclosed about “wandering souls” that were accompanying the soul of Lalit Bhati’s deceased father and that they might not celebrate the next Diwali.

The report stated that the other 10 family members died due to hanging, and no external injury marks were found on the bodies except for a few scratches, the officer added.

“The final opinion states that the family members died due to ante-mortem hanging. We are waiting for Narayan Devi’s report,” he added.

According to police, doctors are yet to agree on the way Narayani Devi died; on Tuesday, a team of doctors visited the house for possible clues. The doctors are expected to give a final report after discussions.

Investigations indicate that the family hadn’t expected to die and intended to repeat the ritual that they thought would improve their lives. The police had also found 11 diaries, which contained “psychological musings” and certain things written about the “road to god”.

Lalit mentioned “someone’s mistakes” was behind the family’s failure to “attain something” in a note dated November 11, 2017, the official said.

The diary entry, written in Hindi, said, “Dhanteras has already been celebrated. You have not achieved something due to someone’s past mistakes. You might not celebrate the next Diwali. Pay attention rather than ignoring the warnings.”

The notes also talk about “other souls accompanying the spirit of Lalit’s father”, who died in 2007, and “how those spirits are still yearning for salvation”. They “quoted” Lalit’s father as saying that the souls of other members of the extended family, four souls are still wandering with me. If you improve yourself, these souls will be freed. You feel that by completing all the rituals in Haridwar, the souls achieve salvation. I am accompanied by the souls of others also,” said the note written in Hindi on July 19, 2015.

The notes also talked about “doing good deeds” and of  “Dhruv’s phone addiction and how it’s not good”, besides about “one of the women of the family getting into frequent quarrels with others”. The notes warned about how the construction of the ho-use was delayed, the ent-ries said that the spirit of Lalit’s father would not visit his son in the presence of outsiders. in the house.

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