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Muzaffargarh woman sentenced to life in prison for poisoning family

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A woman has been given life imprisonments for killing family members with poisoned lassi.

An anti-terrorism court of Dera Ghazi sentenced her on Thursday.

A fine of Rs3million has been imposed on Asiya Bibi and her alleged lover, Muhammad Shahid. Asiya’s aunt Zareena Bibi has been acquitted. Judge Shakir Hasan was hearing the case.

Asiya spiked the yogurt she gave her deceased husband, Muhammad Amjad, with rat poison. The family later used the yogurt make lassi– a milk and yogurt-based drink. A total of 27 people were affected, of which 16 were , including seven women and a child.

The incident occurred the Daulat Paur Muzaffargarh the southwestern province of Pakistan.

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She had first said that a lizard had fallen into the lassi and poisoned it. However, she later confessed that she had made the plan with Shahid to kill her husband. Her family had married her off against her wishes.

 

 
 

Courtesy SAMAA

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