In a shocking incident of familicide, a 35-year-old man allegedly killed 14 of his family members apparently over a property dispute, and then committed suicide in Kasarwadavli area of the city, police said today.
The accused, identified as Hasnil Warekar, stabbed 14 members of his family to death, including seven children and six women, and then hanged himself, Thane police PRO Gajanan Kabdule told reporters.
The bodies were recovered in the wee hours today by the police, who rushed to the spot upon receiving the information.
A property dispute is said to be the reason behind the murders, he said.
The bodies have been sent to Thane Civil Hospital for post-mortem, he said, adding investigation is on.