Pak: Married against her will, woman kills 17 in attempt to poison husband
Multan: Pakistani police arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she allegedly poisoned her husband's milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people in a remote village, a senior police officer said Wednesday.
District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said a judge allowed police to question the woman for two weeks to determine whether it was the woman's decision or her boyfriend had incited her to kill her husband by poisoning him.
"This incident took place last week and 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," he told The Associated Press on phone.
Tajak said the woman, who was not identified, was married against her will in September in a village near the town of Ali Pur, 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Multan, a city in the eastern Punjab province.