A family in Burari (Episode 1).
As police stepped inside , they first saw unwashed utensils lying on the floor. The smell of last night's mosquito coil was still remarkable.
Then suddenly they were shocked , they felt like the soil from their feet is going down. It's normal reaction to see 11 members hanging dead of one family including 2 childrens.
Let's start from the starting....
The case about which we are going to talk about is one of the extraordinary case of our society. I have to give a clear idea about this case. The context of true crime writing always remains around light versus dark , like normal people remains victims , in light side , like any common man of country , in other side , in dark side there comes the role of a criminal.
But , in this case , it seems like a foggy line in between victim and perpitrator . Whom to blame or not to whom is really a difficult task here.
In today's episode , we will try to look into this case thoroughly. Before we start , we have to go through the family structure and we will try to understand their mindset. Because , when this type of case happens in India , people think that family must be uneducated , lower class , superstitious like something different from our family etc etc.. If you have seen any newspaper or social media , then you might have seen people saying "dark secrets" of family to attract readers and audience . And , a webseries on Netflix is also coming on , named " House of secrets " . So , I am telling from first that the family had no dark secrets , it was not any uneducated family. Some , TV channels and newspapers have spread the misconceptions that they were underprivileged . But , the family was normal , a normal Indian educated middle class family.
If you are now at home , then have look around your street from your window , you can see a grocery store may be a little far distance. A grocery store , in which the owner's family lives on the second floor. You probably have known the family from many years or may that's your daily place for gossips with friends . Like I said , a normal middle class business family . The chundawat family was somehow like that , a happy joint family living in shant Nagar , Burari from 20 years. Originally , they were from Rajasthan , they lived some 10 years in Tohana district of Haryana . In the 90s they came to Delhi. The head of the family was Sri Bhopal Singh , husband of Narayani Devi . He sold his properties in Haryana and came to Burari with his wife and son Lalit . By the way , after the breaking news in 2018 , some people called it Bhatia family . Bhatia was not their surname , it was the surname of Narayani Devi's maternal family. After coming to Delhi , Bhopal Singh ji became quite familiar with people and people of his society used to call him Daddy. End of 1992 , after the completion of their home , they also wanted to their other childrens to be there. To be mentioned , Bhopal Singh ji first came Delhi with his wife and son Lalit , but they had 3 sons , Lalit , vabnesh and Dinesh and 2 daughters , Pratibha and Sujata. Dinesh was unable to come due to some personal reasons. Vabnesh , his wife Sabita and daughter Nitu came Delhi. Bhopal Singh's daughter Pratibha along with her daughter Priyanka also came Delhi after some years of his husband's death , saying her family used to torchure her. The family started living happily as a joint family , Lalit also married Tina in 2002. In these years , Lalit also opened a plywood Shop. It's very important to understand Lalit's character and mindset. His old friend says , he was a good , jolly type person and disciplined also . He had a ideal personality. This personality changed in 2004 , something happened. According to me , that was a major turning point of the case . It happened like , some people put him under plywood sheets and set fire on the shop due to some undisclosed reason. No one knows who were the people till today . And surviving family members don't have any clue about it . That incident is not so important , but the things happened after that is important. Apparently , Lalit lost his speech after that accident. He became quite and silent. The family got another shock , after the death of family's head man's death in February 2007 , due to some breathing unhealthy Ness. The family , the entire colony was in grief. Some how the family managed to start the last funeral of Bhopal Singh ji. In this ritual they had to read Garud puran for 10 days continuously. Like every day , the reading was going on while Lalit's body started some strange movement and suddenly he started saying om ️ , miraculously Lalit was able to speak . Some how , he regained his speech that time. Everyone in the family said Daddy came , Daddy came. Like I have said before, Daddy means Bhopal Singh ji.
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