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On 28 February 2016, a man in the Indian city of Thane fatally stabbed 14 members of his family before taking his own life.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Thane stabbings
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Location of Thane within Maharashtra
LocationKasarvadavali area, Thane, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates19°16′22.8″N 72°58′10.6″E / 19.273000°N 72.969611°E / 19.273000; 72.969611Coordinates: 19°16′22.8″N 72°58′10.6″E / 19.273000°N 72.969611°E / 19.273000; 72.969611
Date28 February 2016 (2016-02-28)
TargetFamily members
Attack type
Murder-suicide, stabbing
WeaponsLarge knife
Deaths15 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
1
Suspected perpetrator
Asnain Anwar Warekar
MotiveUnknown

DetailsEdit

The incident took place at 1:00 am in Thane district of Maharashtra. The killer is reported to have sedated his victims before slitting their throats with a large knife, and later hanging himself. Seven children, six women and one male are among those killed.

The suspect's name has been given in different sources as Hasnel Anwar Warekar,[10] Husnail Varekar[1] and Asnain Anwar Warekar, aged 35.[1]

A 21-year-old woman from the family survived and was taken to a hospital.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Thane man kills 14 family members, including 7 children, commits suicide". India Today. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Man stabs 14 family members to death in Thane, commits suicide". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ Agence France-Presse. "Indian man kills 14 members of family with knife near Mumbai | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Mumbai: Indian man 'kills 14 members of family' - BBC News". Bbc.com. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Indian man kills 14 family members before suicide". Al Jazeera English. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  6. ^ By AFP, video source Reuters 8:24AM GMT 28 Feb 2016 (28 February 2016). "Video: Indian man 'kills 14 members of his family'". Telegraph. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  7. ^ Shah, Harmeet (29 February 2016). "Indian man allegedly kills 14 family members with knife - CNN.com". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  8. ^ Víctor M. Olazábal (28 February 2016). "Un indio mata a 14 miembros de su familia | Internacional | EL MUNDO". Elmundo.es. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Homem mata 14 membros de sua família e se suicida na Índia, diz polícia - Notícias - UOL Notícias". Noticias.uol.com.br. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Maharashtra: Man kills 14 members of his family, takes his own life in Thane". dna. 28 February 2016.

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