Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Bride mistakenly kills 17 family members in failed bid to poison husband

By News Express on 03/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,253


A 21-year-old woman tried to slip poison into her new husband’s milk and inadvertently killed 17 of his family members in the process.

Aasia Bibi, who is charged with murder, appeared in court Tuesday in the northeastern city of Muzaffargarh, where she told reporters that her parents had forced her in September to marry a relative, the Associated Press and ITV reported. Her family lives in nearby Ali Pur, a small village.

“I repeatedly asked my parents not to marry me against my will as my religion, Islam, also allows me to choose the man of my choice for marriage, but my parents rejected all of my pleas,” the AP quoted Bibi as saying. She had warned them she was willing to do anything to get out of the marriage, she added, but they refused to permit a divorce, according to ITV.

Desperate to get out of the arrangement, Bibi went to her boyfriend, Shahid Lashari, who gave her a “poisonous substance,” local police chief Sohail Habib Tajak told the AP.

Last week, Tajak said, Bibi mixed the poison in milk and gave it to her husband, but he refused to drink it.

At some point after — and it’s not exactly clear how — Bibi’s mother-in-law used the tainted milk to make lassi, a yogurt-based drink popular in South Asia. When she served it to 27 members of her extended family, all of them lost consciousness and were hospitalised.

Bibi and Lashari were arrested on murder charges shortly afterward. Neither had lawyers, the AP reported.

Seventeen of the family members have reportedly died over the past several days, including one young girl, and the other 10 are still in the hospital.

Bibi initially denied the allegations. Her boyfriend, she said Monday, “asked me to mix it in something” and give it to the husband, according to ITV.

But in Tuesday’s court hearing, Bibi told reporters that she had in fact targeted her husband and regretted that others had died, according to the AP.

Tajak said he questioned Bibi and Lashari extensively trying to find out who was responsible. Lashari confessed to giving the young woman the poison, he said.

“Our officers have made progress by arresting a woman and her lover in connection with this murder case, which was complicated and challenging for us,” Tajak told the AP.

•Adapted from a Washington Post report.

 

Source News Express

Posted 03/11/2017 12:27:06 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Entire police of US town resigns

Ogun commences 7.5km road project •Begins compensation of...

Mass shooting in California, USA

UN Secretary General’s Special Rep. welcomes launch of...

Senate constitutes committee to examine 2013 NEITI audit...

Igbos lose out as Jonathan changes Military Chiefs...

Democracy dividend to go round Lagos, Ambode assures...

Ebonyi seals church, school belonging to controversial cleric...

Alleged diversion of N1 trillion: Lamorde shuns Senate,...

Rains expected today over Ibadan, Abeokuta, Lagos, Akure,...

NSE All-Share Index dips 0.28 percent despite budget...

FCT plans informal markets to stop street hawking...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Again, National Assembly postpones resumption •Extends break till October Osun governorship election null and void — Lawyer APC BOT member storms Atiku’s rally, bags query Osun Guber: PDP rejects INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ declaration INEC fixes date for run-off election in Osun Ekiti PDP aspirants vandalise secretariat, reject alleged imposition by Fayose Konga to invest N2.9bn in Kxpress to resolve e-commerce delivery issues in Nigeria Imo 2019: It’s Madumere or never for APC, says Nze Onuoha Obiano, Obi ‘two of the greatest leaders in Nigeria’ Osinbajo, Ambode lead eminent Nigerians to Lolu Akinwunmi’s book launch Three armed robbers shot dead in Ogun Youth development: Nigeria, country of focus, says U.S.

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (396,641 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,806 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,584 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,668 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,379 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,662 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,134 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,699 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,774 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,398 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,187 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,932 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,625) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,427) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,089) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,720) Religion (872) Sports (1,703) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement