Postmortem report of family found dead in IIT-Delhi reveals no foul play, confirms death due to suicidal hanging

A day after three members of a family were found dead in their residence inside the IIT campus in south Delhi, the autopsy report has ruled out any foul play and confirmed the cause of the death as 'ante-mortem'.

Press Trust of India July 29, 2019 11:13:51 IST
Postmortem report of family found dead in IIT-Delhi reveals no foul play, confirms death due to suicidal hanging
  • A day after three members of a family were found dead in their residence inside the IIT campus in south Delhi, the autopsy report has ruled out any foul play

  • They confirmed the cause of the death as 'ante-mortem', which means death due to suicidal hanging, police said on Sunday

  • Gulshan Das, wife Sunita and his mother Kamta were found hanging from the ceiling fans in three rooms of the flat on Friday night, said a police officer

New Delhi: A day after three members of a family were found dead in their residence inside the IIT campus in south Delhi, the autopsy report has ruled out any foul play and confirmed the cause of the death as "ante-mortem", which means death due to suicidal hanging, police said on Sunday.

A 35-year-old man, Gulshan Das, wife Sunita and his mother Kamta were found hanging from the ceiling fans in three rooms of the flat on Friday night, said a police officer.

Postmortem report of family found dead in IITDelhi reveals no foul play confirms death due to suicidal hanging

File image of IIT Delhi. AFP

Gulshan Das, who worked as a senior lab assistant in the department of bio-chemistry at the premier institute, was found hanging from an overhead rod in the corridor. His wife, Sunita, and his mother, Kanta, were found hanging from ceiling fans in two bedrooms.

He said there was a time gap of three hours in the deaths and the contents found in the stomach of the man and his mother were similar in nature. A case has been registered under section 304 (B) and 498 (A) of the Indian Penal Code, he said.

The preliminary medical reports found that the women hanged themselves at the same time, while Das committed suicide later, the officer said. It seems that Das found his mother and wife hanged in separate rooms after he came back from office. He then hanged himself, the officer added.

He also said a day before the suicide, Das's wife had made multiple calls to her mother. The bodies were handed over to family members after post-mortem, police said.

According to a senior police officer, they received information of a scuffle inside the house at 9.43 pm and upon reaching there, they found that the flat was locked from inside.

As they entered the house after breaking open the main door, they found the bodies, the officer said, adding that no suicide note was recovered from the spot.

According to police, Gulshan and Sunita had got married in February. Sunita's mother Krishna Devi too had reached her daughter's house after she got to know about the altercation, they added.

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