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Burari deaths: Notes talk of wandering souls, not celebrating next Diwali

They also refer to “other souls accompanying the spirit of Lalit’s father”, who died in 2007, and “how those spirits are still yearning for salvation.”

New Delhi: The handwritten notes recovered from the home of family, which was found hanging in north Delhi’s Burari on July 1, refers to “wandering souls” and also highlights the family’s apprehensions of celebrating the next Diwali, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

One of two sons found dead, Lalit Bhatia, claimed that his father’s spirit visited him and that he would emulate his father and write notes dictated by him, the official was quoted as saying by a leading newspaper.

As per a note dated November 11, 2017, the 45-year-old businessman, Lalit mentioned “someone’s mistakes” was behind the family’s failure to “attain something”.

“Dhanteras aakar chali gayi. Kisi ki purani galti ke aabhaav se kuch prapti se door ho. Agli Diwali na mana sako. Chetavni ko nazar andaaz karne ke bajai gaur kiya karo (Dhanteras has already been celebrated. You have not achieved something due to someone’s past mistakes. You might not celebrate the next Diwali. Pay attention rather than ignoring the warnings),” the entry said.

Ten people, including Lalit, were found hanging from an iron grill, blindfolded and gagged and with their hands tied behind. His mother, 77-year-old Narayan Devi, was discovered dead on the floor in another room.

Devi’s other son Bhavnesh (50), daughters-in-law Savita (48) and Teena (42), daughter Pratibha (57), grandchildren Priyanka (33), Nitu (25), Monu (23), Dhruv (15) and Shivam (15). Priyanka was engaged last month and supposed to get married by the year-end.

The notes also talk about “other souls accompanying the spirit of Lalit’s father”, who died in 2007, and “how those spirits are still yearning for salvation.”

They “quoted” Lalit’s father as saying that the souls of other members of the extended family – Sajjan Singh, Hira, Dayanand, Ganga Devi – were among those with him.

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