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Texas family murdered by two brothers in tragic murder – suicide remembered as ‘fun, simple’ clan

Relatives and friends of a Texas family shot in an apparent suicide last weekend remember them as a “cheerful, simple” clan known for their kindness, intellectual prowess, and friendly disposition. Brothers Farhan Towid, 19, and Tanvir Towhid, 21, are said to have systematically shot their mother, father, sister, and grandmother Saturday at Allen’s house in Allen before committing suicide in what Allen Police Sgt. John Felty described as an “indescribable tragedy”. Allen police discovered the bodies of all six early Monday morning after a concerned friend called the department to request a welfare check-up around 1 a.m. after seeing Farhan posted a disturbing suicide note on Instagram in credit for the murders. Police have identified the victims as Towhidul Islam, 54; Iren Islam, 56; Farbin Towhid, 19; and Altafun Nessa, 77, along with the two brothers. Farbin and Farhan had been twins. Farhan Towhid, Tanvir Towhid, Towhidul Islam, Iren Islam and Farbin Towhid. Photo: Facebook Shawn Ashan, a close friend of Towhidul Islam for about 11 years, told The Dallas Morning News that he heard of a friend’s death Monday morning. “I said, ‘You’re kidding,’” he told the paper. “I couldn’t breathe for 20 minutes to be honest, I was crying in my office.” Towhidul had always been “proud” of his three children, Ashan said. Sahnewaz Hossain, who got to know Iren Islam in a religious lesson they received together, similarly remembered how proud she was of her family. “The mother was always talking about the boys, how well they study, how scholarships get them to good schools,” she said. “Every time I came home I told my kids how well they were doing. They were a cheerful, humble family. “Fazia Rahman graduated from Allen High School last year with Farbin and Farhan.” Their parents were really the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life, “Rahman told The Dallas Morning News.” So kind, caring … They treated everyone as if they were their own children. They would be like ‘Come in, we have food for you, come eat’. ”Angelina Biswas, another classmate, remembered Farbin as sweet and kind.[She] was so vibrant, ”said Biswas. “Talking to her was like a light bulb going out all the time.” Farbin had reportedly been awarded a full scholarship to New York University. Friends said Nessa had visited the family from Bangladesh and planned to return home last week, but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Before moving to Texas, the family had lived in New York City, while Towhidul received his master’s degree and had multiple jobs to support his young family. Yuen Sang told The New York Post that the family had lived in her apartment building in Queens 15 years ago. She described the family as “such nice people” and said that Towhidul had been a “wonderful man”. “He is a gentleman, a very good man, loves his family. Works really hard, ‘she said, describing how he worked as a baker when she knew him and how he was’ so happy’ when he got his master’s degree. But while Sang remembered young Farbin as “very intelligent” and a “nice girl,” she said that even then Farhan had “some problems” and went to a special school. Farhan hinted at his personal struggles in the lengthy note he posted to Instagram, describing how he had dropped out of college, cut himself back since the 9th, and struggled with debilitating depression. “He’s had some incidents lately that wasn’t going well for him,” said Felty. According to the note, the two brothers decided not only to take their own life but also to kill their family for not doing so. I want their loved ones to live with the grief and grief they were likely to experience after death. “If I just kill myself, they would be miserable,” Farhan wrote, according to local channel KTVT. “I love my family. I really do. And that’s exactly why I decided to kill them.” But those who knew the family say they hope they will be remembered for more than their tragic last moments. “We don’t want this to be their family legacy,” Rahman told The Dallas Morning News. really touched the life of everyone they came in contact with … They were good people who had a bright future ahead of them. “