New Delhi, Jan 19: As many as four children and a woman were found dead inside their house in Seemapuri area of Delhi on Wednesday, Delhi Police said.
A police team reached the spot after receiving a call at 1.30 pm and started an investigation. It is suspected that the death of all five people occurred due to inhaling toxic fumes from a fireplace inside the room.
The police team also recovered an angithi from the room while the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
The police said that the five deceased lived in the 5th the floor of the building which was a rented place.
“The deceased include a woman (30) and her two daughters, aged 11 years and 4 years and two sons aged 8 years and 3 years.” DCP Shahdara said.
“As per the Initial investigation, they died due to suffocation due to angithi but the actual cause of death can be ascertained only after the post-mortem report.” He added.