Burari deaths: Delhi Police demands psychological autopsy
New Delhi, July 26: Delhi Police Crime Branch wrote to CBI's Central Forensic Science Laboratory demand psychological postmortem of 11 members of a family in Burari to be conducted.
A psychological autopsy attempts to explain why a person has taken his life by analysing medical records, interviewing friends and family and conducting research into his state of mind prior to death, say experts.
Police are still awaiting the final postmortem report and the forensic report. They will also be sending the viscera of the bodies for forensic examination to ascertain whether the members were poisoned.
The initial autopsy report had said that all 11 members had died of hanging and there were no signs of struggle or scuffle.
Ten of the 11 members of the deceased family were found hanging from an iron-mesh in the ceiling on Sunday, while the body of 77-year-old Narayan Devi, the head of the family, was lying on the floor in another room of the house.