Mumbai: As investigators are trying to put together all the pieces of the Thane murders case, reports on Saturday emerged that the police have zeroed in on some aspects, which could throw some fresh light on the motive behind the crime.
35-year-old Hasnain Anwar Warekar, an income tax consultant by profession, killed 14 of his family members, including his parents, wife and children among whom were two infants, by slitting their throats after sedating them on February 28. After the crime, he committed suicide.
Here are the following points which the police are focussing on:
Hasnain, a commerce graduate who used to prepare Income Tax-related documents with a CA firm in Navi Mumbai, had heavily borrowed money from his relatives and was steeped in a huge debt of Rs 67 lakh.
The income tax consultant was also involved in share trading and had reportedly suffered huge loss.
Reports also say that Hasnain might have been in relationship with some woman, as some heartbreak messages were found on his Facebook account. Notably, he had taken a room on rent in the nearby Majiwada locality and none of his family members knew about it.
Investigators have also recovered some medicines pointing to psychological symptoms/illness from his house. The Police is hopeful that the drugs are likely to give some leads into Hasnain's state of mind before the macabre killings.
The Police is also trying to locate the pharmacy centre from here the medicines were procured and the doctor who prescribed them.
Officials are also burning midnight oil to explore the possibility of Hasnain suffering from a "split personality" disorder that might have drove him to slaughter his family.
Meanwhile, a report today said that the 35-year-old used to rape his mentally-challenged sister.
The startling fact about Hasnain came to the fore after the lone woman survivor, identified as his sister, Sabia Yusuf Bharmal (22) told the police that the accused used to rape his mentally-challenged younger sister.
The gory incident took place in Thane's Kasarvadavli area when assailant Warekar slit the victims' throats with a large knife one after the other after lacing their food with drugs.
Those killed were identified as: Anwar Warekar (father, 65), Asgari (mother, 56), Jabin (wife, 28), Mubatshira, 6, and Umera, three months old, both daughters, Shabina Shaukat Khan, 35, Maria Irfan Fakki, 28, and Batul, 30 (sisters), Anas Shaukat Khan, 12, Sadiya Shaukat Khan, 16, and Arsiya Yusuf Bharmal, five-month old (nieces), Alihasan Shaukat Khan, 5, Umer Irgan Fakki, 7, and Yusuf Irfan Khan (nephews).