Death under mysterious circumstances, no suicide notes found: Cops.
New Delhi: Fear and tension prevailed in northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura area on Wednesday morning after decomposed bodies of a man along with his wife and three children were found inside their house under mysterious circumstances. Police said that no suicide note was recovered from the house.
The deceased has been identified as Shambhu Chaudhary (43), his wife Sunita (37), their daughter Komal (12), their sons Sachin (14) and Shivam (17). Police said that Shambu used to drive e-rickshaw in the locality of Bhajanpura.
DCP (northeast) Ved Prakash Surya said, a PCR call was received at around 11:16 am from a neighbour who complained of foul smell emanating from the house in street number-10 of Bhajanpura C Block.
“The police broke the door of the house and found five extremely decomposed bodies in the house which were sent for post-mortem at GTB hospital,” said the DCP.
“The family had been residing at the house as tenants for the last five months. Shambhu was permanent resident of district Supaul in Bihar and was earning his livelihood by driving an e-rickshaw in Bhajanpura. Police have registered a murder case and teams have been formed for further probe from all the angles,” said the DCP.
Prima facie, cause of death is not yet clear as the bodies were decomposed to the extent that injury mark was visible. It will only be ascertained after forensic tests and post-mortem reports, sources said.
However their relatives suspected that it is a murder and not suicide. Roshan Chaudhary (20), brother of Shambhu, said he was in Bihar and came to Delhi this morning only. “I went to Bihar and returned Delhi today. I spoke to Shambhu around 10 to 12 days ago. He used to run e-rickshaw and the relation between him and his wife was good. He had three children who used to study in a government school in Yamuna Vihar,” said Roshan.
Shambu’s cousin Dinanath Chaudhary said, he heard about the incident from neighbours. “I got the information from the nearby people regarding the bodies. I went inside the flat along with forensic science team. There was no issue in the family. It cannot be a suicide. It is a murder case.
“I went to the government school where the kids used to study and found that they last went to the school on February 3,” Dinanath said.
Srikant Sharma, a neighbour, said that he noticed foul play and wanted to go inside but the main gate was locked from outside. “The foul smell was coming from the house. Some people were thinking that the smell was coming from the sewer but I was sure that something was wrong. I wanted to go inside but the gate was locked. When police reached here, they broke open the door and later found the five decomposed bodies,” Sharma said.
While another neighbor said, the family did not used to interact much with others and used to live in isolation. According to sources, some blood patches were also found inside the house. The bodies of three children were found in one room while the bodies of the couple was in another room. They also claimed that the eyes of the eldest son were blindfolded with piece of cloth.