- Six members of the family were found dead at their home in Texas, USA
- Allegedly, the two brothers in the family entered into a suicide pact and killed their family members
Two brothers allegedly entered into a suicide pact in Dallas, United States of America (USA) and murdered their family members. As many as 6 people were found dead at their residence on Monday.
The incident came to light when a family friend of the deceased called the cops and told them that one of them was suicidal.
At around 1 am on Monday, the cops reached the house located on the 1500 block of Pine Bluff Drive and found the bodies. The deceased were identified as Altafun Nessa, Iren Islam, Towhidul Islam, Tanvir Towhid, Farhan Towhid and Farbin Towhid.
Brothers entered suicide pact
Sgt Jon Felty said that the two teenaged brothers allegedly entered into a suicide pact and murdered their parents, sister and grandmother. Farhan’s social media account also had a link to a lengthy letter that warned of the killings. As per the cops, the incident took place on Saturday.
Shawn Ahsan, a man known to the family for around 11 years said that Towhidul Islam was “proud” of his children. Ahsan added that he called Towhidul on Sunday and grew worried when there was no answer. Ahsan said that he heard about the deaths from a friend on Monday and said, “You gotta be kidding me. I couldn’t breathe for 20 minutes, to be honest with you, I was crying in my office.”
‘It’s sad that happened to her’
Ahmad Hossain, a neighbour of the family said that Nessa lived in Bangladesh and was visiting her family, Dallas News reported. She said that she was supposed to leave for home last week but was unable to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said, “It’s sad that happened to her, if she’d gone, she (would have survived).
Sahnewaz Hossain, Ahmad Hossain’s wife, recalled, “The mom always talked about the boys, how they’re good in studies, how they’re getting into good schools with scholarships. Every time I would come home, I’d tell my kids how good they were doing. They were a fun-loving, simple family.”