Woman kills herself, child

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.—INP

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