Who is Farhan Towhid? Allen
Farhan Towhid was one of the brothers who reportedly shot dead four of their family members before turning the gun on themselves in a murder-suicide inside their home in Texas. The brothers, identified to be Farhan and Tanvir Towhid, committed the horrific crime on Saturday as per Fox 4.
According to reports, there were six victims in total — the two brothers, their parents, sister, and grandmother. The bodies were found by police who had conducted a wellness check on the Allen home at 1 am on Monday.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 6, 2021
Updates reveal that the brothers were suffering from depression since they were in high school. While they had “attempted” to get help, the medication, “at times it worked, at times it didn’t” Brothers thought that committing suicide and murder was the answer if they couldn’t “fix their depression”.
How old was Farhan Towhid?
Farhan Towhid was 19 years old at the time of death, April 3, 2021.
Farhan Towhid Suicide-Murder
The New York Post reported that the brothers, who were from a Bangladeshi family, suffered from depression. As per CBS DFW, police were notified by a friend of Farhan’s, 19, about a “rambling suicide note” the teenager had linked to from the social media platform Instagram.
Farhan Towhid Suicide Note
In the note, he details how he and his older brother Tanvir, 21, had “hatched” a plan back in February to kill themselves and their family. This was their resort if they could not “fix everything”. The brothers had attended UT Austin, and Farhan’s twin sister, Farben Towhid, had a full scholarship to NYU.
Part of Farhan’s note read, “The plan was simple. We get two guns. I take one and shoot my sister and grandma, while my brother kills our parents with the other. Then we take ourselves out.” He added, “If I killed just myself, they would be miserable. I love my family.”
“I genuinely do. And that’s exactly why I decided to kill them.”
Farhan Towhid Parents
The brothers’ parents were identified to be Towhidul Islam, 54, and Iren Islam, 56. Their grandmother Altafun Nessa, 77, was in the United States visiting from Bangladesh. She was reportedly to go back home next month.
Farhan Towhid Instagram Post
Farhan’s post also spoke of cutting himself, and how he was upset with how ‘The Office’ had ended. Reports reveal that the post also spoke of how easy it was for his brother to buy a gun and how he had been suffering from depression since grade nine, in 2016.
He wrote, “The only reason for existence is happiness”.
Farhan Towhid Texas
FOX reported that Quamrul Ahsan, with the Bangladesh Association of North Texas, said, “The mother-in-law was supposed to go back to Bangladesh next month.” Allen Police Sgt. Jon Felty, added, “Two brothers entered into an agreement that they were going to complete suicide and from that, it went to where the entire family was taken with them.” Speaking about the notification he had gotten from Farhan’s friend Felty said, “The friend had seen the post that his friend made on Instagram, and that’s what made him call and say that he was concerned for his wellbeing.”
Farhan Towhid Family
@CBSDFWReporter Erin Jones tweeted about the murder-suicide writing, “In Allen — six members of the same family are dead. Police say it’s the result of an apparent murder-suicide. This morning, they responded to a welfare check at a home in the 1500 block of Pine Bluff Dr around 1 am.”
“The immediate family has been identified by a close family friend as 19-year-old twins Farhan and Farhan Towhid, older brother 21-year-old Tanvir Towhid and their parents — Iren and Towhidul Islam. The children’s grandmother is also a victim.” She then tweeted out an update from Allan PD.
The update identifies all six victims of the family, adding that the investigation will be continuing.