Autopsies on the 11 Pakistani Hindu migrants, discovered lifeless at a farm 100 km from Jodhpur, indicated the consumption of a toxic substance, police stated on Monday, pointing at the opportunity of a mass suicide.
Police are interrogating some individuals detained by them, together with the estranged spouse of the lone survivor within the household.
A notice discovered on the spot alleged threats from the kin of the wives of two family members and harassment by police.
A police official stated the autopsy examination had proven the presence of a toxic substance within the our bodies of the members of the family, discovered lifeless at their shack at a village within the Dechu tehsil on Sunday morning.
However the nature of the poison is but to be decided and police are awaiting a report from the forensic science laboratory, the official stated.
The victims, 5 of them kids, have been cremated after the post-mortem.
Kewal Ram, 35, advised police that he spent the evening within the fields, the place he had gone to protect the crops, and got here dwelling within the morning to search out everybody lifeless.
Based mostly on his grievance, police detained his spouse and another individuals for interrogation.
A preliminary investigation indicated a dispute between the victims and the households of the wives of two brothers Kewal Ram and Ravi.
“We got here to India to avoid wasting our honour however the identical honour is underneath risk right here as nicely,” the notice discovered on the shack stated.
The household got here from Pakistan’s Sindh in 2015 on a long-term visa. For the previous six months, the members of the family have been dwelling on the farm which that they had employed for cultivation.
Police had discovered chemical compounds and injection vials on the shack, resulting in suspicion that some toxic substance might have been administered to household.
Two of the victims, Laxmi and Priya, are stated to be nurses, in accordance with police. Their signatures seem on the notice.
The survivor advised police that after dinner with the household he went as much as the fence of the farm to maintain watch towards animals and fell asleep there.
Police stated all of the our bodies have been discovered contained in the shack whereas the beds the place the members of the family meant to sleep have been laid exterior, the same old apply because of the sizzling and humid climate.
Different migrants gathered on the hospital the place the autopsies have been being carried out. They demanded a high-level inquiry.
Hindu Singh Sodha who heads a migrants’ organisation, Seemant Lok Sanghthan, stated a high-level inquiry was wanted even when it was case of suicide.
He stated the native police couldn’t be trusted with the case as they’re talked about within the notice, which alleged harassment of the household by them.