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Texas Family Allegedly Killed By Two Brothers In Tragic Murder-Suicide Remembered As ‘Fun-Loving, Simple’ Clan

Relatives and associates of a Texas household shot lifeless in an obvious homicide suicide over the weekend are remembering them as a “fun-loving, simple” clan identified for his or her kindness, mental prowess and pleasant nature. Brothers Farhan Towid, 19, and Tanvir Towhid, 21, are believed to have systematically shot their mom, father, sister and grandmother within the household’s Allen home Saturday earlier than taking their very own lives in what Allen Police Sgt. John Felty described to as a “tragedy beyond description.” Allen Police found the our bodies of all six early Monday morning after a involved buddy known as the division to request a welfare verify round 1 a.m. after seeing that Farhan had posted a disturbing suicide observe on Instagram taking credit score for the killings. Police have recognized the victims as Towhidul Islam, 54; Iren Islam, 56; Farbin Towhid, 19; and Altafun Nessa, 77, together with the 2 brothers. Farbin and Farhan had been twins. Farhan Towhid, Tanvir Towhid, Towhidul Islam, Iren Islam and Farbin Towhid. Photo: Facebook Shawn Ashan, a detailed buddy of Towhidul Islam for about 11 years, informed The Dallas Morning News he realized of the deaths from a buddy on Monday morning. “I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me,’” he informed the paper. “I couldn’t breathe for 20 minutes to be honest with you, I was crying in my office.” Towhidul had at all times been “proud” of his three kids, Ashan stated. Sahnewaz Hossain, who obtained to know Iren Islam in a non secular class they took collectively, equally recalled the pleasure she had in her household. “The mom always talked about the boys, how they’re good in studies, how they’re getting into good schools with scholarships,” she stated. “Every time I would come home, I’d tell my kids how good they were doing. They were a fun-loving, simple family.” Fazia Rahman graduated from Allen High School with Farbin and Farhan final 12 months. “Their parents were genuinely the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life,” Rahman informed The Dallas Morning News. “So friendly, caring. … They treated everyone like they were their own kids. They’d be like ‘Come in, we have food for you, come eat.’” Angelina Biswas, one other fellow classmate, remembered Farbin as candy and pleasant. “[She] was so bubbly,” Biswas stated. “Talking to her was like a lightbulb going off all the time.” Farbin had reportedly had a full scholarship to New York University. Friends stated Nessa had been visiting the household from Bangladesh and had deliberate to return home final week however was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Before transferring to Texas, the household had lived in New York City whereas Towhidul earned his grasp’s diploma and labored a number of jobs to help his younger household. Yuen Sang informed The New York Post the household had lived in her Queens condo constructing 15 years in the past. She described the household as “such nice people” and stated Towhidul had been a “wonderful man.” “He is a gentleman, superb man, love(s) his household. Works very laborious,” she said, describing how he worked as a baker when she knew him and how he was “so completely satisfied” when he received his master’s degree. But while Sang remembered young Farbin as being “very bright” and a “nice girl” she said Farhan had “some problems” even then and had gone to a special school. Farhan alluded to his personal struggles in the lengthy note he posted on Instagram, describing how he failed out of college, had been cutting himself since the 9th grade and struggled with debilitating depression. “He had some incidents lately that did not go well for him,” Felty said. According to the note, the two brothers not only decided take their own lives, but also kill their family because they didn’t want their loved ones to have to live with the grief and sadness they’d likely experience after their deaths. “If I killed just myself, they would be miserable,” Farhan wrote, according to local station KTVT. “I love my family. I genuinely do. And that’s exactly why I decided to kill them.” But those who knew the family say they hope they’re remembered for more than their tragic final moments. “We don’t want this to be their family legacy,” Rahman told The Dallas Morning News. “They were such great people; they genuinely touched the lives of everyone who they came in contact with. … They were good people who had bright futures ahead of them.”

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