6 of a Bangladeshi family found dead in Texas07 April 2021
Two brothers are accused of gunning down four family members inside their Texas home before turning the weapons on themselves in a chilling crime that they plotted months in advance, The New York Post reports.
Police believe Farhan Towhid, 19, and his older brother, 21-year-old Tanvir Towhid, carried out the carnage Saturday at the family's home in Allen, according to Fox 4.
All six victims of the Bangladeshi family - including the brothers' parents, sister and grandmother - were discovered by police dead with gunshot wounds during a wellness check at about 1 am on Monday.
A friend of Farhan's told police about a rambling suicide note Farhan had linked to from Instagram, detailing how he and his brother hatched the plan in February to kill their family and themselves if they could not "fix everything," CBS DFW reported.
Both brothers, who attended UT Austin, battled depression, the note said. "The plan was simple. We get two guns. I take one and shoot my sister and grandma, while my brother kills our parents with the other. Then we take ourselves out," Farhan wrote. "If I killed just myself, they would be miserable," he wrote. "I love my family. I genuinely do. And that's exactly why I decided to kill them."
Police on Monday identified the boy's parents as 54-year-old Towhidul Islam and his 56-year-old wife, Iren Islam.
Farhan's twin sister, Farbin Towhid, had a full scholarship to NYU, FOX 4 reported.
The grandmother, 77-year-old Altafun Nessa, was visiting from Bangladesh. She was set to return home next month, the report said.