Burari Hangings: After transgender woman, ‘tantrik’ baba comes forward

Previously, a transgender woman named ‘Guddi’ came forward and said that she was asked to distribute 'prasad' by the Bhatia family.

Burari Hanging: After transgender woman, ‘tantrik’ baba comes forward
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 11 Jul 2018 02:04 PM
New Delhi: After the collective death of 11 members of a family under mysterious circumstances in Burari, fear has gripped the area and there is an atmosphere of distress among the people in the neighbourhood. A new revelation has come forward in the case where a person named Kuldeep Rana has written a letter to Delhi Police claiming that the Bhatia family was in contact with a ‘tantrik’.

In the letter, the ‘tantrik’ was named Chandra Prakash Pathak aka “Dadi-vale-baba”.

ABP News team went to Delhi's Karala where Chandra Prakash Pathak lives. He denied all the claims made in the letter and said that he is not a ‘tantrik’ but is a follower of Hanuman. When asked about the Bhatia family, the man said that he does not know anything about the family.

On Tuesday, ABP News spoke to a transgender woman named ‘Guddi’ who claims that she was asked to distribute prasad among neighbours of the Bhatia family. She said that she knows the Bhatia family for a long time and met the family last time on the 23rd of June.

Here are the top developments in the case 

Police question kins

  • On Tuesday, the registers recovered from the Chundawat family's residence in north Delhi's Burari has mentioned about "wandering souls," while apprehending that the family might not see the next Diwali.

  • Previously, a police team visited Rajasthan to record the statements of family members of Chundawat family and their daughter-in-law Tina's relatives as part of its investigation in the case on last Friday.

  • Police found an acquaintance of the Chundawat family, who had stayed with them a few years ago. The person told them he was aware of Lalit having delusions about visitations from his dead father.

  • The acquaintance confirmed that he had seen Lalit assuming his father's alter-ego, the officer said.

  • Lalit was among the people found dead at the Burari home.

  • His wife Tina's relatives confirmed that she had told them about Lalit's behaviour but they never suspected it would lead to such a tragedy, the officer said.

Notes recovered from the crime spot

  • As per the reports by PTI, by going through the notes recovered from the spot that spoke about replicating 'badh tapasya', in which people get into a banyan tree-formation whose branches hang around, the expert will try and gain an insight into the psyche of the deceased.

  • The notes say replicating 'badh tapasya' would make God happy.

  • They also seized a religious book.

  • The registers recovered from the spot will be sent for handwriting analysis, even though police are sure that one of the writers was 33-year-old Priyanka, another member of the family found dead in the house on July 1.

  • On Wednesday, police had retrieved CCTV camera footage that showed some family members bringing stools and wires that were used for their hanging. They had also found 11 diaries which had "psychological musings" and things about attaining "road to God".

Police questions "self-styled god-woman"

  • Seeking to unravel the mystery behind the deaths, the Delhi Police has questioned family's employees, including a contractor Kunwar Pal who had installed 11 pipes at the house and his daughter Geeta.

  • The police questioned Geeta, the eldest daughter of Kunwar Pal, who according to reports was the "self-styled god-woman" Lalit, one of the dead family members, had met.

  • Geeta was questioned for about two hours on last Friday and she denied having any association with the Chundawat family.