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‘Forced into marriage’, woman serves poison laced lassi to husband, dozen others; heres more

‘Forced into marriage’, woman serves poison laced lassi to husband, dozen others; heres more

Aided by alleged lover, a Pakistani woman served poison laced yoghurt to husband and a dozen other people resulting in death of these people while many others are under treatment at the hospital.

Police claimed that the woman had been forced into the marriage and thus committed this act reportedly to come out of the marriage. Senior police official Owais Ahmad told reporters in central Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district that the woman and her lover have been arrested.

Meanwhile, woman identified as Asiya Bibi mixed poison into her husband’s milk last week but he initially failed to drink it and it was instead blended into a batch of yoghurt-based lassi and served to the man’s family.

Thirteen people have so far died, including the husband, while a further 14 have been hospitalised, Ahmad said.

 “Police have arrested Asiya Bibi, a man and his aunt for being accomplices and charged them with murder,” Ahmad said.

He said the man was allegedly Bibi’s lover and that his aunt helped hatch the murder plot.

Forced and under-age marriages are common in deeply conservative Pakistan, particularly in rural and impoverished regions, where women have fought for their rights for decades.

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