Pakistan: Deaths from toxic food in Muzaffargarh: Police arrest accused

3rd Jun 2013

MUZAFFARGARH, (The News): Police has arrested the accused involved in the unfortunate incident that occurred in Muzaffargarh last week where nine members of a family including six children died after consuming poisonous food, Geo News reported Monday.


According to the investigating officer, the accused woman who is also a relative of the victims had added excessive poison pills in the flour that caused the deaths.


During the investigation, the accused woman admitted of her crime while further investigation is underway, the police officer told.


Earlier, 10 of the family were hospitalised after taking poisonous food in their house at Basti Jangla, Jatoi tehsil. Their condition deteriorated after taking poisonous food. They were rushed to DHQ Hospital where doctors referred them to Nishtar Hospital, Multan due to their critical condition.


Two children died at Nishtar Hospital, while three died at Children Hospital during treatment. The deceased included five-year-old Faraz, seven-year-old Siraj, 11-year-old Shahbaz, 12-year-old Sajid and 15-year-old Samia, Ghulam Yasin, his daughter Misbah and 11-year-old son.


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