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11 family members found dead in Delhi home — police


NEW DELHI (AFP) — Indian police launched an investigat­ion yesterday after a family of 11 was found dead inside their home here.

Police have cordoned off the home in Burari in the north of the capital where the bodies of seven women and four men were discovered yesterday.

“Ten of the 11 family members were found hanging when we reached the house. The last, a 75-year-old female, was dead on the floor,” a Delhi police official told AFP.

“It is still too early (to know what happened). It is an ongoing investigat­ion and we haven’t ruled out anything.”

Local news reports said a neighbor made the grisly discovery after checking on the family after they failed to open their shop.

Their bodies were hanging from an iron grill ceiling, broadcaste­r NDTV reported.

Police are questionin­g neighbors and scanning CCTV footage in the area for leads.

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