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‘The Office’ set them off: Brothers who slaughtered family left behind bizarre suicide note with sitcom rant
‘Why I decided to kill them’: Chilling note left before brothers slaughtered family in suicide pact
The Texas family killed in an apparent murder-suicide by their two sons used to live in Queens — with their shocked former landlord on Tuesday mourning her “very nice” former tenants, but recalling that the brothers had “problems.”
“Oh my God! I can’t believe!” Astoria homeowner Yuen Sang exclaimed Tuesday through tears when she learned what happened to the Bangladeshi family who lived at her 47th Street building 15 years ago.
Police believe that Farhan Towhid, 19, and his 21-year-old brother Tanvir Towhid, slaughtered their father, Towhidul Islam, 54, mother Iren Islam, 56, 77-year-old grandmother Altafun Nessa, and Farhan’s 19-year-old twin sister, Farbin Towhid — a student at NYU — at the family’s home Saturday in Allen, TX.
The brothers then fatally shot themselves.
All six of family members were discovered by police dead with gunshot wounds during a wellness check at about 1 a.m. on Monday.
Sang called Towhidul Islam “such a wonderful man” and his wife “such a beautiful women” who were “such nice people.”
“He is a gentleman, very good man, love his family. Works very hard. He was a baker, make bread in fancy restaurant on 61st in Manhattan,” Sang told The Post, adding that the father had also worked at a bank while seeking a master’s degree.
“He got his master’s and he was so happy. He smiling, telling me he so happy,” an emotional Sang said.
She described Farbin — who reportedly had a full scholarship to NYU — as “very bright” and a “nice girl.”
Sang claimed that the brothers had “some problems.”
“One of the boy has problems, he go to the special school. Talk slow. He needed special teachers. The twin boy,” said Sang.
The family lived at Sang’s Astoria building for one or two years before moving to Texas, according to the landlord — but they still have family in the city.
A Brooklyn woman who said that her father is the brother of the slain grandmother told The Post Tuesday, “I’m not doing OK.”
“My dad flew out to Texas today,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified. “He is the brother of the grandmother.”
In a rambling note initially linked to his Instagram, Farhan Towhid said he and his brother battled depression — and confessed to the crime.
“Hey everyone, I killed myself and my family,” began the note, which then detailed how the brothers were sent off the rails partly from watching the hit TV show “The Office.”
The show “should’ve ended when [Steve Carell’s character] Michael left” because “eventually it went s–t,” the note read.
“People say the finale makes up for it, which is a complete lie. Sure it was cute, but it doesn’t justify the last few s—y seasons we had to deal with,” he wrote, saying he had “a lot more I want to say but hey, life is short.”
“We kept watching until February 21, 2021. That’s the day my older brother came into my room with a proposition: if we can’t fix everything in a year, we’ll kill ourselves and our family,” the teen wrote.
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