Indicating foul play in the death of nine people, including six of a family, whose bodies were fished out from a well near Warangal, a forensic expert on Sunday virtually ruled out suicide theory, saying it appeared seven of them had been dragged and thrown into the water body.
Mystery shrouded the death of nine people, including six of a family, whose bodies were found in a well, five of them on Friday and four on Thursday, on the outskirts of Warangal in Telangana.
Police stepped up the probe and forensic analysis was also underway in the case.
The forensic expert, who visited the crime scene as part of the investigation citing preliminary tests, said that the seven of nine people had scratch injuries and appeared to have been “dragged” and “thrown” into the well.
Forensic reports are expected in 10 days, the forensic expert told media on Sunday adding after examining the crime scene it appears that the deaths were not suicides.
“We have preserved all organs and the same were sent to forensic science laboratory (FSL) for examination… some two or three persons might have been involved in the crime. There are scratch injuries on the bodies,” he said.
“It appears that they were thrown into the water… There were no injuries on the child’s body. We are awaiting the forensic report (to ascertain) whether they were poisoned. It didn’t appear as if they committed suicide,” the expert,
who performed the post-mortem said.
Police sources said at least two people were picked up for questioning.
Bodies of the head of the family, wife, daughter and three-year old grandson were found floating and fished out on Thursday.
On Friday morning, some bodies were seen floating following which police pumped out the water from the well and found others.
The 48-year old man had migrated from West Bengal over 20 years ago and had settled down here. His family had been staying in two rooms on the premises of the unit, police had earlier said.
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