Six family members have died of murder-suicide in a Dallas suburb after two siblings struck a suicide deal that included the deaths of another relative.
Allen police discovered the death after a friend involved called police around 1am Monday over concerns that someone had committed suicide. Jon Felty said.
“The siblings made an agreement that they would finish suicide, and then it got to the point where the whole family was taken,” Feltie said.
One brother explained in an Instagram post what happened or will happen, Felty said.
One brother was 19 and another in his 20s, he said, the victims included grandparents, two parents and a sister, he said.
Police identified the victim on Monday as a 54-year-old father, Tohidul Islam, 56-year-old mother Iren Islam; Grandma, 77, Altafun Nessa; Tanvir Towhid, 21; And twins Farbin Towhid, 19, and her brother Farhan Towhid, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
A neighbor told the station, they were shocked by the discovery. “This family is a very good and happy family,” said friend of Deelra Hassan.
Police had no major contact with the family except for the 2018 bell ringing, Felty said.He said evidence suggested the killing took place on Saturday.
Felty said the family was from Bangladesh and investigators found some family members in Florida traveling to Texas.
“We’ve never happened like this in the 21 years I’ve been here,” says Fellow, “… it’s just a tragedy, never explained, a tragedy you couldn’t imagine.
The police investigation is underway on Monday.
The letter posted to social media said the brothers planned to fire their family members and then themselves, and it addressed clinical depression, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
Allen is a suburb approximately 105,000 north of Dallas.
If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, call the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources. To view additional resources