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11 members of Pakistani migrant Hindu family found dead in ‘suspicious circumstances’ in India

Eleven members of a Pakistani Hindu migrants family were found dead at a farm in Indian northern Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district Sunday morning, police officials said.

One of the family members, who claimed to have slept outside the hut in a small Lodta village of Dechu area said he had no clues as to what caused the incident, reported Indian media quoting officials.

“But he claimed to have no idea about the incident, which believed to have happened in the night,” said Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rahul Barhat.

“We are yet to ascertain the cause and means of death. But apparently, all the members appeared to have committed suicide by consuming some chemical in the night,” Barhat said.

He said there was a smell of some chemical around in the hut, suggesting that they consumed something.

All the family members were Hindu migrants from Pakistan from the Bhil community and had been living on the farm in the village, which they had hired for farming.

“There was neither any injury mark on any of the bodies nor any evidences of any foul play,” the SP said. “But we have roped in the forensic team and a dog squad to arrive at any final conclusion.”

Preliminary information indicated that there was some dispute in the family over some issue.

“Once we interrogate the survivor, we would be in any position to find out that what had led to this incident,” he said.

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