Sunday 11 December 2016

Indian man 'kills 14 members of his family' in knife rampage before taking his own life

Published 28/02/2016 | 09:56

Police keep a crowd of onlookers back from the scene in Thane, near Mumbai Photo: ABP TV
Police keep a crowd of onlookers back from the scene in Thane, near Mumbai Photo: ABP TV

A man in western India has stabbed 14 members of his family to death before hanging himself.

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Police in the city of Thane, outside Mumbai, said it is unclear why Hasnain Warekar killed his family. The bodies were discovered in the man's home.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the dead included six children.

The Press Trust of India said a family dispute over property was behind the attacks.

The bodies have been sent to a Thane hospital for post-mortem examinations.

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