Siblings trapped inside wooden box died of asphyxia: Report
The post-mortem of the siblings, whose bodies were found inside a wooden box at their house here, revealed asphyxia and lack of oxygen as the cause of their death, police said on Wednesday.
The bodies of Neeraj (8) and Arti (6) were found in an old wooden box at their residence in southeast Delhi’s 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 added.
Asphyxia is a condition in which the body is deprived of oxygen, leading to unconsciousness or death.
According to police, 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.
It is suspected that the children entered the box while playing and got trapped once the lid got closed. 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. Their father Balbir works as a watchman.