Texas police inspected a home early Monday found six members of the family, spread over three generations, had been shot and killed.
What they learned next was equally shocking: a suicide murder by two brothers, one of whom posted the plan on social media.
“Hey everyone. I killed myself and my family,” 19-year-old Farhan Towhid wrote in a memoir bragging how easy it was for him and his 21-year-old brother Tarvin to buy a gun.
“If I was dying, I might also get some attention.”
If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
The Allen killings sent shockwaves through the tight-knit Bangladeshi-American community that the family was a member of.
“Moms always talk about the boys, how good they are, how they get into good schools with scholarships,” Sahnewaz Hossain says. Dallas morning news.
“Every time I come home, I tell my kids how well they are doing. They are a simple and fun family. ”
The victim was identified as Towhidul Islam, 54; His wife Iren Islam, 56; Grandmother Altafun Nessa, 77; And Farbin Towhid, Farhan’s twin sister.
“It looks like two teenage sons have made an agreement that they will commit suicide and will take a family member,” Allen Police Sgt John Felty told local radio station KRLD.
Farhan apparently wrote the suicide note in Google Docs and posted it on his Instagram, according to several news reports. In it, he said he and his brother, a former student at the University of Texas at Austin, both suffered from severe depression.
Note, which includes the TV show’s bizarre references. office– Claims that the siblings decide to kill the rest of the family because they believe the surviving relatives will be “miserable” if the siblings take their own lives.
Police said they believed the shooting took place on Saturday and someone who saw the record contacted officers to ask to investigate the family. Before, there were no distractions at home.