House Of Secrets : The Burari Deaths
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths created by Leena Yadav, takes us through the speculations, the theories, the truth and the fabrications around the mysterious affliction that sent a shock wave throughout Delhi.
The true incident
On 1st July 2018, something so baffling happened that it shook the whole of India and sent shivers down the spine of everybody who heard the story or witnessed it for themselves. A family of 11 people had hung themselves in a neighborhood named Burari in the country’s national capital.
It seemed like a suicide at first glance, and some started speculating foul play. But nobody had a clue that they were in for something so atrocious that even their wildest dreams would fall short by a considerable margin.
Summary of the incident
The general store owned by Bhatia Family used to open quite early in the morning. Gurucharan Singh, their neighbor, noticed that on 1st July, they were unusually late in opening their shop. Around 7:30, when the shop still didn’t open, he couldn’t resist the urge and went to check in their house. What he saw was like a bolt from the blue. He saw 11 bodies hanging from the iron fences that were a part of the ceiling.
Regaining his senses, he rushed back to inform everyone. Soon a crowd that included neighbors, media reporters, police officials, family members and obviously inquisitive individuals hoarded the locality. Until noon it became national news. The northeastern locality of Delhi claimed a top spot in the drawing discussion of every household in the country. But speculations and conspiracy theories were not enough for the already tarnished image of the Delhi Police force. They needed more. The country needed more.
What do Burari deaths say about our society?
The most shocking revelation for the psychiatrists was that the kids never even once tried to hint to the others what was happening inside the house, even when it went on for 11 years. This is an age where you question each and everything, but still, a totally contradictory behavior was shown in House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths.