Mumbai: In shocking incident, a 35-year-old man from Thane allegedly killed 14 of his own family members with a knife at in the wee hours of Sunday and later hung himself to death.
The accused identified as Hansil Warekar killed eight children, his wife, his three sisters, and his parents.
The police said that the Hansil worked with a private company as a chartered accountant handling their finances.
Based on the preliminary probe, police say that the man allegedly killed 14 members of his family by slitting their throats after sedating them.
According to the police, there was a party organised at the Warekars residence on Saturday night, post which, most of his relatives stayed over.
"The accused bolted all the doors of the house and murdered his family while they were asleep with a knife that we found near his body. The accused then hung himself after killing his family. There were three rooms in the house, while he was in a room with his wife and two daughters on the first floor, his parents and sisters were in separate rooms on the ground floor," Police told Indian Express
'Only one woman of the family survived and has been hospitalised.'
“Hansil slit the upper part of this victim's throat, she survived the attack and screamed for help. The survivor's in-laws, who were in the neighbouring house heard her cries and tried opening the door, but it was locked. The in-laws broke open the grill of a window on the ground floor and entered the house. It was then that the police was alerted of the incident,” Police said.
A property dispute is said to be the reason behind these gruesome murders. The bodies have been sent to Thane Civil Hospital for post-mortem.
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