Bride kills 17 in botched plot to poison husband

In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 photo, 21-year-old Aasia Bibi and her boyfriend, Shahid Lashari, are presented to journalists, at police station in Muzaffargarh in Pakistan. Pakistani police arrested Bibi, a newly married woman, who was married against her will in September, on murder charges after she allegedly poisoned her husband's milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people in a remote village. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)

PAKISTAN (CBS News/AP) – Police in Pakistan say they have arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she poisoned her husband’s milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people.

UPDATE: Newly-married woman charged with murdering 17 warned against forced marriage

Asiya Bibi was married against her will in September, BBC News reports. She obtained a poisonous substance, which she mixed into milk for her husband.

He refused to drink it, but the woman’s mother-in-law later used the tainted milk to make a batch of lassi, a yogurt-based drink. She served the lassi to 27 members of her extended family, who fell unconscious and were hospitalized. 17 died and 10 were receiving medical attention.

District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said Wednesday a judge allowed police to question Bibi for two weeks. A man alleged to be her lover, as well as his aunt, have also been arrested, the BBC reports.

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