SADIQABAD: A woman and one of her three children lost their lives after she poisoned them in Sadiqabad on Tuesday.
Fatima, 27, a resident of Sona Roundabout’s Baloch Colony, fed poisoned yoghurt to her children and later consumed it herself, resulting in the death of her six-year-old daughter, Aliya.
Her eight-year-old boy Muhammad Arshad, whose condition was reported critical, was shifted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital. Fatima’s eldest daughter, 12-year-old Sonia remained unharmed as she had not consumed the poisonous concoction.
According to Fatima’s husband, Altaf, the couple and their children were residing with his in-laws for some time.
None of the family’s elders was present when the incident happened, he told the police.
The woman had moved in with her parents due to domestic disputes with her in-laws, the authorities said.
The bodies were shifted to a local hospital where medical authorities will conduct postmortems.
In a similar incident last year, a woman, Aasia, had allegedly conspired with her lover and his aunt to kill 15 members of her husband’s family in Tehsil Alipur’s neighbourhood Lashari in Muzzafargarh.
The suspect had denied all of the allegations levelled against her while talking to the media after authorities apprehended her.