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Cameraman dies while covering Thane familicide


Mumbai: Police inspecting the house where a 35-year-old man Hasan Warekar (inset) allegedly killed 14 of his family members and then committed suicide in the Kasarwadavli area in Thane on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI2_28_2016_000076B)

Thane: A cameraman working with a news channel today died of heart attack while covering the incident gruesome murders of 14 members of a family here, police said. The cameraman, identified as Ratan Radheshyam Bhowmik, went to Thane Civil Hospital in the morning to cover the incident.

At the hospital, he complained of chest pain following which he collapsed and died of stroke, police said. He had undergone angioplasty about a year back, they said. Police are trying to find out whether he had visited the scene of crime in Kasarvadawali area here.

In the incident of familicide, a 35-year-old man today allegedly killed 14 of his family members, including his parents, wife and children by slitting their throats and then committed suicide in the district.