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New bride poisons 27 in-laws, leaves 15 dead in a bid to kill husband

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A new bride identified as Aasia Bibi, has reportedly killed at least 15 members of her husband’s family, with poisoned milk.

The incident took place in the Daulat Paur area in Muzaffargarh in the southwestern Punjab province of Pakistan.

The 21-year old who was forced into an arranged marriage to Amjad Akram, 25, in September, had attempted to flee to her parents’ house but was forcefully held back.

Bibi was said to have conspired with her lover and aunty to give her husband poisoned milk drink so as to terminate him.

The husband rejected the drink despite her plea, and her mother-in-law then went ahead to use the drink to make a batch of lassi, which she served to 27 members of their family.

A total of 15 people died while 12 others are reportedly still in critical condition.

A senior police officer who spoke on the sad incident said: “Aasia was forced to marry Amjad against her will. She was not happy and came back to her parents’ house after a few days into marriage but her family forcibly sent her back to her in-laws’ house.

“Aasia concocted the plot to avenge being married against her will and was provided with poisonous substance by her alleged lover, Shahid Lashari.

“But the plot went awry when Aasia’s husband did not drink the glass of milk she handed to him. Instead, her mother-in-law used the tainted milk to make Lassi.”

The young lady who has been arrested on interrogation,   first claimed that a lizard had fallen into the milk, poisoning it.

She denied the allegations to reporters, claiming her lover gave her the poison and she did not use it, and that she also refused to marry him.

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