Five members, including three children, of a family were found dead inside their house in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura area under mysterious circumstances, police said on Wednesday.
According to news agency IANS, the family -- Shambhunath (43), his wife Sunita (38), daughter Kavita (16), sons Sachin (14) and another son -- was living in a rented accommodation in Bhajanpura C block for some time.
On Wednesday, neighbours noticed that the gate was locked from outside. Sensing something amiss a resident informed the police.
The police received information at around 11.30 am after neighbours complained of foul smell emanating from the house.
The police broke the door of the house and found the five bodies -- three male and two female.
The highly-decomposed bodies have been sent for the post mortem examination.
The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained, a senior police officer said.
No note has been recovered from the spot, they added.
(With inputs from agencies)
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