US Indian Brothers killed in ‘Murder-Suicide’ over Family Ridicule

A US Indian man who shot dead his brother before killing himself snapped after his family ridiculed him over his failed grocery store.

US Indian Brothers killed in 'Murder-Suicide' over Family Ridicule f

"A lot of tension between him and a brother"

Police said a US Indian man who shot his brother dead before killing himself snapped after his family ridiculed him over financial shortcomings and his failed grocery store.

Karamjit Multani left a “detailed, prolonged text message” that was described as a “manifesto” about ongoing tension in the family.

On the night of June 8, 2024, he shot brother Vipanpal Multani nine times at the family’s Queens home before taking his own life.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Karamjit Multani sent a message to his wife before the shooting, describing the “abuse” he allegedly suffered at the hands of his family.

The official said: “There was some indication that he made his son a sheikh [religious title] where apparently the only person supposed to do that is the eldest male in the family, which would have been the father.

“But they were fighting about that and fighting about financial problems and fighting about the preferential treatment he felt his brother was getting because he was more successful.”

Things took a turn after the brothers’ father gifted them money and property so they could start their own businesses.

Vipanpal started a deli in Valley Stream, New York that was successful.

On the other hand, Karamjit tried to open a grocery store in Indiana but it failed “miserably” and went bankrupt.

CD Kenny said: “A lot of tension between him and a brother over snide comments about how he’s a failure.

“The father’s giving him a hard time about the store not being successful out of Indiana.”

The night before the murder-suicide, the father told Karamjit he wanted him out of the house, leading him to put his wife and three children on a plane back to Indiana.

On June 8, the family were having dinner when an argument broke out, leading everyone to go their separate ways.

At around 10:30 pm, Karamjit opened the door to his brother’s room and shot him.

CD Kenny said: “The 27-year-old brother goes to his room to go to sleep where the shooter comes in, begins to shoot him with two pistols.

“The father comes into the room, manages to grab one pistol from the shooter. Mom throws herself on top of her 27-year-old son while he’s still shooting as she gets shot.”

Karamjit then fled the property and ran down the street before taking his own life.

CD Kenny continued:

“We have him on video removing his turban and shooting himself one time in the head, killing himself.”

“As he’s running he drops the gun picks it up has an accidental discharge, runs once a few more steps, stops and just shoots himself in the head.”

Vipanpal was shot nine times, including four times in the torso and once in the chest and chin while his mother was shot in the arm and torso and taken to hospital.

While police said the shooting stemmed from family tension, family friend Mandeep said the murder-suicide was “out of the blue”.

Friends and family were seen coming and going from the house as they were driven in a Rolls Royce.

Neighbours were also shocked, describing the family as “super quiet”.

Gina Fernandez said she used to see Karamjit playing outside with his children and said the siblings appeared to be close.

She said: “We never heard the brothers fighting.

“They’re always together so I don’t know what happened. They’re the best brothers, you know, hang out together… They were nice people. All of them.”

Meanwhile, the father claimed he did not know what sparked the shooting.

He said: “Not big problems. Sometimes little disagreements, no problems.”

Lead Editor Dhiren is our news and content editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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