Five men and one woman died apparently due to biting cold and rain on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Their bodies were found in the area on Saturday morning.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sindhu Pillai, as many as 11 deaths have been reported in the neighbourhood of Kashmere Gate area in the last two months.
Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has set up several night shelters for homeless people in the area but they are not enough for the large number of people thronging them daily.
"Many of them are filled to double their capacity by 7 PM," said a local.