The Thane police probing the motive behind Hasnain Warekar killing 14 members of his family on Sunday morning have found that his debts totalled nearly Rs 67 lakh. He owed the money primarily to family members and to at least two banks.
The police, however, have not been able to find where he invested the money and have asked the Bombay Stock Exchange to help ascertain details of profits and losses made by Warekar.
Police still have no clue on where Hasnain invested the Rs 67 lakh that he had borrowed from several people.
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“He holds a demat account and hence we will be checking with the Bombay Stock Exchange to get details on the amount invested by him and if he had incurred any losses,” a senior police officer said.
The police have found that Hasnain expressed interest in setting up a firm to export betel nuts around seven months ago, for which he had taken money from his sisters, brother-in-law and two banks.
Meanwhile, the police are hopeful of recording the statement of Subia, the lone survivor of the massacre, on Friday night as she has started talking. “Yesterday, she told us if her daughter was not alive, we should tell her so. She would cry it out but at least know the truth,” an officer said.
She now seems to be in a better condition physically and mentally and we will be recording her statement soon, the officer added.
The police are hopeful her statement will shed light on several theories they are probing in connection with the murder. An officer said they will be taking the help of a psychiatrist while talking to Subia considering she will have to recall the incident in which her entire family, including her six-month-old-daughter, was wiped out.
The police have not yet received the Forensic Science Laboratory report that will tell them if the food Warekar served his family members was laced with sedatives or not. The police also found medication taken in cases of advanced schizophrenia from his room. They are probing if a psychiatric drug with sedative properties was used on the family before they were killed.