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Man stabs 14 members of his family to death before killing himself

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The horrific incident happened in the city of Thane, outside Mumbai
The horrific incident happened in the city of Thane, outside Mumbai

A man in western India has stabbed 14 members of his family to death before hanging himself.

Police in the city of Thane, outside Mumbai, said it is unclear why Hasnain Warekar killed his family.

The bodies were discovered in the man's home.

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that the dead included six children.

The Guardian are reporting that one family member, the attacker's 21-year-old sister, survived the incident.

The Press Trust of India said a family dispute over property was behind the attacks and there are suggestions that the man drugged his family before slaying them in their sleep.

The bodies have been sent to a Thane hospital for post-mortem examinations.