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Burari suicides: Was it a case of mass suicide or an induced psychotic disorder? (Part 2)
Dr KK Aggarwal,  06 July 2018
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Yesterday, I wrote at length about the Burari suicides, if this was a case of mass suicide or an induced psychotic disorder. It is possible that this family was trying to replicate the ‘Badh or vat tapasya’ in which people get into a banyan tree-formation whose branches hang around as reported. Here is a small update on this. Badh tapasya is done in the month of June. Women go around the tree and tie a thread around the tree as a mark of worship during vata purnima, which is regarded as a major festival
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