13 Killed As Woman Serves Husband, Family Poisoned Yoghurt
The Pakistan woman was forced by her family into an arranged marriage in September,
Apparently unhappy with the decision, she decided to take her pound of flesh.
Police said 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.
13 people have so far died, including the husband, while 14 others 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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