The relatives of the sacked banker, who committed suicide after killing his family at Bhayander, refused to claim the bodies saying they were too traumatised.
The brother and sister of Deepak Agnihotri, 48, who hanged himself after killing his wife and two daughters, said they were in shock and could not travel from Kolkata because of old age.
The police said they called Deepak's elder brother Rajneesh, 72. "He said he had suffered a minor stroke after hearing about the incident," said police inspector Satish Shivarkar. The police said Rajneesh told them to continue calling only if they wished to see him dead. "He said if he kept hearing about the incident he would suffer another stroke," said Shivarkar.
Deepak's sister, Mamta Pandit, 70, also refused to claim the bodies. "She said she was too old to to manage the stress," said Shivarkar.