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Wednesday Nov 01 2017
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Death toll due to poisoned Lassi in Muzaffargarh climbs to 16 as minor dies

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GEO NEWS
20-year-old Aasia, conspired with her lover Shahid and his aunt Zarina Mai to kill the members of her husband's family

MUZAFFARGARH: A young girl was the latest to lose her life after consuming poisoned Lassi in Alipur tehsil's neighbourhood Lashari, bringing the total tally to 16.

All 16 belong to the same family and died after allegedly being given poisoned Lassi to drink by the daughter-in-law, while eleven continue to be under medical supervision.

Police said a woman, identified as 20-year-old Aasia, conspired with her lover Shahid and his aunt Zarina Mai to kill the members of her husband's family.

She was accused of poisoning a container of milk that her husband, Amjad, was to consume.

He, however, did not consume the poisoned milk, which was later used to make Lassi – a milk and yogurt-based drink – that resulted in the death of 16 people.

The suspect denied all allegations levelled against her when the accused were presented before the media.

The three suspects were presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court in DG Khan late Tuesday and sent into police custody on a 14-day physical remand. 

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