Police in western India say a man has stabbed 14 members of his family to death before hanging himself.

An officer at the police control room in the city of Thane, located outside of Mumbai, says it's unclear why Hasnain Warekar killed his family just after midnight Saturday. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

The victims' bodies were discovered early Sunday morning in the man's home.

The officer gave no other details, but the Press Trust of India news agency reported that the dead included six children.