Delhi family deaths: Eyes of deceased donated

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New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The eyes of the 11 members of a family who were found dead here – 10 hanging from the ceiling and one body on the floor – were donated to an eye bank on Monday.

The eyes of the deceased were donated to the Guru Nanak Eye Centre as the relatives said the family was religious and always wanted to help others.

“The family always helped others and by donating their eyes they can help 22 people as one pair of eyes can give sight to two people,” a relative told media on Monday.

The bodies will be taken to Nigambodh Ghat here on Monday evening for cremation from the Maulana Azad Medical College here where they were kept for the post-mortem.

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The Delhi Police is investigating the matter from all the possible angles as it recovered handwritten notes from the prayer area of the two-storey house in Burari area of north Delhi, revealing a possible mystical connection to the deaths.

All but one of the bodies were found hanging from the ceiling. Most of them were blindfolded, gagged and their hands tied behind the back. The oldest, Narayan Devi, 77, was found on the floor with signs of strangulation.

–IANS

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