A 35-year-old chartered accountant has murdered 14
members of his family, including seven children, with a
butcher’s knife in India.
Skynews reported that Hasnin Anwar Warekar slit their throats during a family
party then hanged himself, police said.
Warekar’s 21-year-old sister was the only survivor of the
attack in Thane, 20 miles from the city of Mumbai, in the
early hours of Sunday morning.
She was taken to hospital after neighbours heard her
screaming for help.
Police broke open the front door and found the bodies.
Skynews said the dead
included Warekar’s wife, children, parents and siblings.
He said the family were “well-to-do” and news of the
murders had shocked residents.
Thane police spokesman Gajanan Laxman Kabdule said
Warekar’s sister is in “deep trauma” and officers have
not yet been able to speak to her.
He said the motive for the murders is “still sketchy”.
Warekar attacked his family after lacing their food with
sedatives, say local reports.
“Prima facie evidence suggests that 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,” Ashutosh Dumbre, joint commissioner of Thane
police, told reporters.
He could not confirm whether the victims had been
sedated, saying investigators were awaiting medical