Farhan Towhid, 19 (pictured), and his 21-year-old brother allegedly carried out a murder-suicide that killed their sister, mother and father and grandmother in Texas over the weekend
A 19-year-old Texas school dropout, who police say had teamed up along with his older brother to kill their complete household earlier than taking their very own lives as a part of a suicide pact, posted a rambling be aware on-line, ranting in regards to the sitcom The Workplace and calling the nation’s gun management legal guidelines ‘a joke’.
In response to the Allen Police Division, Farhan Towhid, 19, and his 21-year-old brother, Tanvir Towhid, shot useless their mother and father, Farhan’s twin sister and their grandmother, earlier than turning the gun on themselves over the weekend in suburban Dallas.
Farhan bragged in his six-page suicide be aware, which was printed on Google Docs and linked to his now-defunct Instagram account, about how simple it was to acquire the weapons used within the slaughter.
He additionally wrote that every one of his selections have been based mostly on weighing execs and cons, together with the choice to kill his household.
The victims of the killing have been recognized as mom Iren Islam, 56; father Towhidul Islam, 54; Farhan’s twin Farbin Towhid, 19, and Altafun Nessa, 77, the kids’s grandmother who was visiting the household from their native Bangladesh.
Farhan defined that the plan he and his brother hatched was easy: ‘We get two weapons. I take one and shoot my sister and grandma, whereas my brother kills our mother and father with the opposite. Then we take ourselves out.’
The Towhid household have been discovered useless on Monday morning: from left – Tanvir, 21; Farhan, 19, their father Towhidul Islam; Farbin, 19, the dual of Farhan; and their mom Iren
Farhan detailed his and his older brother’s suicide pact in a six-page letter posted on-line
Farhan ranted in his suicide be aware that he was sad with the ultimate two seasons of The Workplace, and argued that the present ought to have ended with the departure of Steve Carell, who performed Michael Scott (pictured in episode 3 of Season 1)
He famous that as a result of ‘gun management within the US is a joke,’ all it took for his brother to get the firearms was to go to a retailer and signal some kinds.
‘There was a query asking if he had any psychological diseases however—get this—he lied,’ Farhan wrote.
‘He actually simply mentioned no. They didn’t ask for proof or if he was taking any medicine (he was). … Thanks for making the method really easy.’
Farhan described at size his years-long battle with depression and self-harm, and expressed anger on the latter seasons of the TV sitcom The Workplace, arguing that the comedy sequence ought to have ended after the seventh season, when the character of Michael Scott, as performed by Steve Carell, exited the present, as a substitute of constant on for 2 extra seasons.
‘Do not get me improper, there are a variety of good episodes afterwards… however ultimately it went to s***,’ he opined.
The be aware included a prolonged part, a few of it written in all capital letters, that delved into particular plotlines from the present that had infuriated the 19-year-old, and invoked sure characters by title.
‘Folks say the finale makes up for it, which is an entire lie,’ Farhan wrote. ‘Certain it was cute, but it surely would not justify the previous couple of s****y seasons we needed to cope with.’
The Workplace wrapped up its nine-season run on NBC in 2013, when Farhan Towhid was about 11 years outdated. It has gained new reputation in recent times, particularly amongst younger folks, after changing into accessible for viewing on streaming companies.
Tanvir, 21 (left) and Farhan, 19, killed their sister Farbin, 19, plus their mother and father and grandmother
A number of members of the Bangladesh Affiliation of North Texas gathered close to the house Monday after information of the household’s demise was launched, reported The Dallas Morning News.
Ahmad Hossain, who lives a couple of block away, informed the newspaper that the household moved to the realm about seven or eight years in the past from New York.
Hossain mentioned Nessa, the grandmother, was visiting the household from Bangladesh. He mentioned she was scheduled to return residence final week however couldn’t due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faiza Rahman, who graduated Allen Excessive Faculty final yr with Farhan and Farbin Towhid, mentioned the household was welcoming and the mother and father ‘handled everybody like they have been their very own youngsters.’
‘We don’t need this to be their household legacy,’ she mentioned. ‘They have been such nice folks, they genuinely touched the lives of everybody who they got here in touch with. … They have been good individuals who had vibrant futures forward of them.’
Officers with the Allen Police Division responded to a house within the 1500 block of Pine Bluff Drive at round 1am on Monday after receiving a name requesting a welfare verify.
The decision got here from a buddy who was involved that somebody on the residence was suicidal, in line with police speaking to The Dallas Morning News.
Towhidul Islam and his spouse Iren, pictured in November 2015, emigrated from Bangladesh
Six our bodies have been discovered contained in the household’s residence in Allen, Texas, early Monday
Officers entered the residence and located six members of the family useless from gunshot wounds.
The household have been immigrants from Bangladesh and the native police division had no prior interactions with them.
‘Apparently two brothers made an settlement to commit suicide and ended up taking the whole household with them,’ mentioned Allen police Sgt. Jon Felty.
Altafun Nessa, the grandmother, was set to return residence to Bangladesh subsequent month.
Farhan’s sister, Farbin, was a proficient artist, who had a full scholarship to New York College, FOX 4 reported.
The members of the family have been possible killed someday on Saturday, however they weren’t found till Monday morning.
Police confirmed that Farhan, previously a pc science pupil on the College of Texas at Austin, linked his prolonged suicide letter from his Instagram.
The letter, which was reviewed by DailyMail.com, opened with the phrases: ‘Hey everybody. I killed myself and my household. If I will die, I’d as nicely get some consideration.’
He went on to say that he was recognized with melancholy within the ninth grade, and described in graphic element reducing himself with college scissors and knives, till he hit a ‘breaking level’ and informed his father about his battle.
Towhidul Islam in October 2013 with spouse Iren, and (l. to r.) oldest son Tanvir and twins Farhan and Farbin
Towhidul Islam and his spouse Iren are pictured in April 2016. The pair have been killed by their sons
Police have been referred to as to the house on Pine Bluff Drive after a buddy expressed concern a couple of suicidal member of the family and requested a welfare verify
Farhan mentioned he was placed on medicine, obtained remedy, discovered group of associates and have become well-liked.
‘My life was excellent, however that didn’t change the truth that I used to be depressed,’ he wrote.
‘I might nonetheless have the urges to chop myself or find yourself crying myself to sleep. I attempted doubling my medicine which labored, however solely quickly. Each answer was all the time short-term.’
After experiencing a breakdown earlier this yr and dropping out of school, Farhan mentioned he discovered himself spending a lot of his time watching The Workplace along with his older brother, who he mentioned additionally suffered from crippling melancholy, regardless of being a ‘genius.’
Farhan wrote that he and his brother continued watching The Workplace till February 21, when his sibling walked into his room with a proposition: ‘if we won’t repair every thing in a yr, we’ll kill ourselves and our household.’
Farhan defined his determination to kill his household earlier than committing suicide by saying that have been his family members to go on residing with out him, ‘they might be depressing. They’d spend the remainder of their lives feeling guilt, despair, and a mess of different adjectives that imply unhappy.
‘As a substitute of getting to cope with the aftermath of my suicide, I might simply do them a favor and take them with me. None of us would ever should really feel unhappy ever once more.’
He added: ‘I really like my household. I genuinely do. And that’s precisely why I made a decision to kill them.’
For confidential help name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255