Woman poisons daughter, commits suicide after quarrel with in-laws

The Saddar Duniya Pur SHO said the case investigation was under way

Our Correspondent November 27, 2016
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MULTAN: A woman gave poison to her infant daughter and later committed suicide in Vehari on Sunday after a quarrel with their in-laws over not having a male child.

Police said Samira, a resident of Chak 271 of Tiba Sultan Pur, had an argument with her mother-in-law for not being able to give birth to a boy. As the argument escalated, the woman got disheartened.

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She first forced her one-year old daughter named Ayesha to drink the poison and then consumed poison herself. While the child died on the spot, Samira was shifted to a nearby hospital in a critical situation. Police said the woman died later during treatment.

The Saddar Duniya Pur SHO said the case investigation was under way and all the family members would be interrogated.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2016.


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