Forced Marriage: Newly-Wed Pak Woman Poisons 15 Of Husband's Relatives To Death

Frederick Owens
November 2, 2017

A Pakistani woman has been arrested after a plot to murder her husband with a poisoned glass of milk led to the death of 13 family members.

Forced marriages are common in Pakistan. After an attempt to flee and and return to her home failed, she concocted a plot to poison her husband with tainted milk, the Telegraph reported.

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. According to UPI, the alleged lover is a cousin whom Bibi had hoped to marry.

Asiya Bibi was married against her will in September, BBC News reports. However, she never thought that her plan would misfire so badly and she would end up killing 13 others in the family. The man is believed to be Bibi's secret lover, and his aunt has proposed murder. Which she created with the intention of poisoning her husband.

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Bibi said she had warned her parents that she was capable of going to any length to get out of the marriage, but they refused to allow her to get a divorce. They say Shahid has confessed to supplying a poisonous substance.

Many parents in Pakistan arrange marriages for their daughters against their will.

The three suspects were later presented before the Anti- Terrorism Court in Dera Ghazi Khan and sent into police custody on a 14-day physical remand, the report said. A police search was under way.

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