Three sisters were found dead under mysterious circumstances in east Delhi’s Mandawali area, the police said on Wednesday.
They were aged two, four and eight and were declared brought dead by a hospital on Tuesday.
The girls were brought there by their mother and a neighbour at around 1 pm, and the hospital authorities informed police about their deaths.
A board of doctors would conduct a re-examination of the bodies at the GTB hospital, Pankaj Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (east), said.
A forensic team inspected the place where the family was staying and found some medicine bottles and pills, police said.
The girls’ father, who worked as a casual labourer, is missing.
No injury marks were found on the bodies, they said, adding that the re-examination would help ascertain whether they were poisoned.
Initially, it seemed to be a case of natural death but with the medicine bottles being recovered, police want to ensure that there was nothing amiss in the death of the girls.