Husband poisoned wife with sweets in Supaul

In Babhnagama village of Triveniganj police station area in Supaul, a husband killed his pregnant wife by poisoning her with sweets. On Saturday, after receiving a complaint, the police arrested the accused husband Md. Syed and his father Atabul and sent the corpse for postmortem.

Anisha Khatoon got married to Atabul’s son Syed, a resident of Matkuria village in the Thana area eight months ago. Anisha was seven months pregnant, and her mother Bibi Sabila has said in the application to the police station that at around five o’clock on Friday evening, her son-in-law Md. Syed came to their house and asked the daughter to visit the market together. Sabila asked him to go alone because her daughter Anisha was seven months pregnant. The son-in-law Syed went to the market.

According to the mother, the son-in-law returned from the market at eleven o’clock at night and told Anisha that he got some Rasgulla and litti for her. When Anisha refused, Sabila was forced to feed her daughter. After eating the Rasgulla Anisha went to sleep.

When Anisha did not wake up even on the Saturday morning, Her mother noticed that there was foam coming out of her mouth and she was lying dead. When she caught hold of the son-in-law and started questioning the people next door, Syed confessed to poisoning Anisha with sweets.

However, Anisha’s mother could not explain why she was poisoned and killed. While the family of the deceased is calling it murder for dowry, and some people are also referring to it as a case related to an extramarital affair. The husband present at the police station has publicly confessed to poisoning the wife with sweets.

Police chief Sandeep Kumar Singh said that the accused husband Md. Syed and her father Atabul have been arrested. The police are investigating the matter deeply. The police station officer said that the sweet box containing the poison was also recovered from the spot.

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.