Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Lone survivor of Thane mass murder gives statement to police

THANE: The lone survivor of the Bloody Sunday’s mass killings, involving 14 members of one single family in Thane, has told the police that she saw her brother with a blood stained knife in his hand waiting to kill her.

The lucky one Subiya Bharmal (21) in her preliminary statement told the city police from the hospital bed that her brother ran after her life shouting that he had finished everyone else and it was her turn now and attacked her with the same butcher knife. But as luck would have it and in split second she pushed him out of the door not before he inflicted one stab wound on her neck and with couple of resistance wounds on her fingers. With several theories floating around including dead accused Hasnain being possessed by black magic which forced him to take the extreme step of wiping his entire family, the city police are still unclear about the motive as stated by senior police officials.

Subiya in her statement to the police narrated the day's events in detail, explaining as to how the family members gathered and enjoyed the 'Dawat' (feast) and retired, and then at about 0300 hrs she heard some sound and in the dim light saw her brother slitting the family members one by one and finally turning towards her. She further said she locked herself in a room and raised an alarm which was heard by the neighbours who rushed in and helped her out of the room and took her to the hospital where she is still being treated. ''I learnt later on that my brother had committed suicide,'' she told the police. The police team probing the case said the accused was jobless and used to spend a lot of time in the Dargha and what he did there is not yet known as those in the know of the same are not alive. The police are presently quizzing his friends and those connected with him to put the things in order to come out with the definite motive and intention and as to what drove him to take to such heinous act.

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