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A 35-year-old Indian man killed 14 members of his own family, including seven children and his parents, before killing himself, police say.

Reports suggest Hasnin Warekar laced his family's food with sedatives before slitting their throats.

Neighbours from the home in Thane, near Mumbai, were alerted to the attack by the screaming of the man's sister, who survived the attack.

Police say it is still unclear why Warekar carried out the attack.

Authorities are yet to question Warekar's sister, Thane police spokesman Gajanan Laxman Kabdule told AFP, as she was "in deep trauma" at a city hospital.

"He used a big knife. He killed his parents, his sisters and his sisters' children. He slit their throats" Mr Kabdule said.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the youngest victim was his three-month-old daughter, and the oldest his 55-year-old father.

He also killed six of his sisters' children, the report said.

The attack began in the early hours of Sunday morning, after everyone had gone to bed, he said.

'Doors bolted'

Television footage showed bodies being carried out of the home, covered in sheets.

The family had gathered for dinner in Thane, about 32km (20 miles) from Mumbai, on Saturday evening.

 

Thane police commissioner Ashutosh Dumbre said the accused "bolted all the doors of the house and murdered his family while they were asleep", using a knife that was found near his body.

Local media reports said the family members were drugged, but that has not been confirmed by police.

The victims' bodies were discovered on Sunday morning in the man's home.

Warekar is believed to have worked as an accountant in Mumbai.

 

 


VOCABULARY

laced (n.)

a ​decorative cloth made by ​twisting thin thread in ​delicatepatterns with ​holes in them:

 a ​string that you use to ​fasten openings, ​especially in ​shoes, by putting it through two ​lines of ​smallholes and ​tying the ​ends together:

(v.)

 to ​add alcohol or ​drugs to ​food or ​drink, often ​secretly:

to put the lace of a ​shoe or ​boot through ​its holes, or to ​fasten a ​shoe or ​boot by ​tying a lace

 

 

sedatives (n.)

a ​drug used to ​calm a ​person or ​animal or to make them ​sleep

 

slit(v.)

 to make a ​long, ​straight, ​narrow cut in something:

 

 

Trauma (n.)

(a) ​severe emotional shock and ​pain caused by an ​extremelyupsetting experience

(a) ​severe injury, usually ​caused by a ​violent attack or an ​accident

 

 

Bolt (n.)

a ​metal bar on a ​door or ​window that ​slides across to ​lock it ​closed

 a screw-like ​metal object without a ​point, used with a nut to ​fasten things together

 a ​flash of lightning that ​looks like a ​white line against the ​sky:

 a ​length or ​roll of ​cloth or wallpaper

a ​type of ​short arrow shot from a ​crossbow (= a ​type of ​weapon)

make a bolt for somewhere

to ​try to ​escape by ​running towards something:

 

 

 




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