THANE: A 35-year-old man allegedly murdered 14 of his close relatives before committing suicide during the wee hours of Sunday. Hasnail Anwar Warekar, a resident of Kasarwadavali village, used a sharp weapon to slit the throats of nearly seven children, six women including his wife and a man after sedating them, all close relatives of Warekar, informed a police officer. The man was found hanging with a knife in his hand. One woman of the family, Subia Bharmar, has survived and is being treated at Titan Hospital. "The man hung himself after killing 14 members of his family. Reason (behind killings) is not known yet," said Ashutosh Dumre, joint commissioner of police, Thane. Survivor Subia Barmar raised an alarm after Hasnail committed suicide which alerted the neighbours. A relative of the family told TOI that earlier too, an attempt was made by the accused to eliminate the family by poisoning them but the father took the blame on himself.