What post-mortem of siblings whose body found inside wooden box in Batla House reveals
The post-mortem of the siblings, whose bodies were found inside a wooden box at their house in Batla House on Tuesday, leading to panic in the locality, has come out.
According to police on Wednesday, post mortem revealed asphyxia and lack of oxygen as the cause of their death.
The bodies of Neeraj (8) and Arti (6) were found in an old wooden box at their residence in Joga Bai extension on Tuesday evening.
“The post-mortem of both of the siblings was conducted on Wednesday by the internal board of AIIMS hospital,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east) Rajesh Deo said.
“The board has opined that the death of both children happened due to asphyxia and lack of oxygen. No injury marks were found on their bodies,” the DCP said.
Asphyxia is a condition in which the body is deprived of oxygen, leading to unconsciousness or death.
The police in a statement to the media had said on Tuesday that the brother-sister duo went missing around 3.30 pm on Tuesday.
Their parents and other siblings started searching for them and their bodies were found in the box, they had said.
It is suspected that the children entered the box while playing and got trapped once the lid got closed, it said.
Their parents and other siblings started searching for them and their bodies were found in the box, the police said. The children lived with their parents in the house with their father Balbir working as a watchman.