Khairane mourns 7 of its residents
NAVI MUMBAI: As the news of a 35-year-old man killing his 14 relatives trickled in, Khairane — a Muslim-dominated village in Navi Mumbai — was mired in gloom.
Among those Hasnain Warekar killed were his two sisters and their five children, who were residents of Khairane.
The deceased are Shabina Shaukat Khan, 35, and her 16-yearold daughter Sadia, a Class 10 student, and sons Anas, 13, and Ali Hasan, 5. Hasnain also killed Maria Arphan Fakih, 28, and her sons Umer, 7, and Yusuf, 4.
Though the families are in shock, the relatives cannot believe that Hasnain could have committed the gruesome act.
Wasim Fakih brother in law shock to the family. Never had we thought that something like this could happen.”
He said that his sister-in-law would often go to her parent’s home. Usually, the sons-in-law would go on Sundays. “My brother was planning to visit them today. There was lot of love among the sisters and their brother,” said Wasim.
He refuses to believe that Hasnain could have killed the family members. “Please do not call him a killer. He was a decent man,” said Wasim.
Wasim’s uncle, who did not wish to be named, said Hasnain cannot be the killer.
“Though we have lost our daughter-in-law, we cannot accept that Hasnain can do any such thing. There should be a thorough inquiry. Hasnain was found hanging with the knife in come the knife didn’t fall off his hand? The other signs on the body too don’t match that of a suicide victim,” he said.
Wasim’s cousin, Asif Fakih, said: “There has to be something more to it. Hasnain was not capable of such an act.”
Local corporator Munawer Patel said: “The Warekars had married their daughters in our village. Though the Patels and Fakihs had differences, whenever we went to Kasarvadavli, we would be treated well by the family.”
As the seven caskets made their way through the lanes on Sunday evening, not only the family members but also the other residents broke down .
Liaqat Khan, uncle of the three children Sadia, Anas and Ali, said: “Yesterday, our kids had gone in cars today they are
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