A disgruntled woman’s attempt to ‘avenge’ her forced marriage resulted in the deaths of 13 people in Muzaffargarh a few days ago, police said on Monday.
According to police sources, Asiya’s parents married her to Amjad against her will a month ago. The newly-wed soon left her husband’s home but her family forcibly sent her back to her in-laws’ house. Angered by her family’s action, Asiya reportedly decided to kill her husband Amjad.
Police said that two days before the incident, Asiya put poison in milk and gave it to Amjad, who didn’t drink it for some reason. Unfortunately, Amjad’s mother used the poisoned milk to make lassi for the family. At least 27 people got affected while 13 lost their lives after drinking the poisonous drink.
Police have arrested Asiya and her alleged paramour.