A teen from Dallas wrote a chilling letter before he took the lives of his entire family.
He then committed suicide after shooting his parents, sister, and grandmother.
According to reports, 19-year-old Farhan Towhid and his brother 21-year-old Tanvir allegedly carried out a murder-suicide pact that left six members of the family dead.
In a six-page suicide letter that Farhan shared online, he talked about his years-long battle with depression. He also ranted about insufficient gun control in the US and expressed his frustration at the latter seasons of the TV show The Office.
Police officers responded to the home in the 1500 block of Pine Bluff Drive after receiving a request for a welfare check.
The request was made by a friend who was concerned that someone in the house was having suicidal thoughts, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Allen police Sgt. Jon Felty said: “Apparently two brothers made an agreement to commit suicide and ended up taking the entire family with them.”
The murder took the lives of Farhan’s twin Farbid, their parents Towhidul and Iren, and their grandmother.
In the suicide letter reviewed by Daily Mail, the 19-year-old wrote: “Hey everyone. I killed myself and my family. If I’m going to die, I might as well get some attention.”
He also shared how he was diagnosed with depression and described how he cut himself with knives and scissors until he hit a ‘breaking point.’
“My life was perfect, but that didn’t change the fact that I was depressed,” he continued. “I would still have the urges to cut myself or end up crying myself to sleep. I tried doubling my medication which worked, but only temporarily. Every solution was always temporary.”
Farhan then explained his decision to kill his entire family before taking his own life.
“They would be miserable. They would spend the rest of their lives feeling guilt, despair, and a multitude of other adjectives that mean sad,” he wrote.
“Instead of having to deal with the aftermath of my suicide, I could just do them a favor and take them with me. None of us would ever have to feel sad ever again.”
He added: “I love my family. I genuinely do. And that’s exactly why I decided to kill them.”
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