In Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, police have arrested a woman, her two daughters and their boyfriends for allegedly poisoning her family’s dinner with the intent to kill them, officials said Wednesday.
The five accused had conspired to kill the other four relatives for objecting to the daughters’ marriage to their boyfriends, they said.
The poison was administered by Rajkumari (45), the mother of Jyoti (21) and Archana (20). Jyoti and Archana’s pals Abhishek (23) and Deepak (22), respectively, were also all involved in the conspiracy, officials said.
Those who passed out after the poisoning included Rajkumari’s husband Devendra, his two brothers and her mother-in-law, they added.
Additional Deputy Police Commissioner (Greater Noida) Vishal Pandey said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday while the incident had taken place Sunday night in the village of Junedpur, below the limits of Dankaur Police Station.
“Four family members became ill after consuming the poison mixed in their dinner. They were taken to the GIMS for treatment and are now out of danger. An investigation revealed that the family’s daughter-in-law had poisoned the meals” said Pandey.
“Two police teams were charged with investigating the case, after which the family’s daughter-in-law, her two daughters and their two boyfriends, who were all involved in the conspiracy but went into hiding, were arrested,” the officer said.
An FIR has been filed in the case under Indian Penal Code Sections 120B (participant in criminal conspiracy), 328 (causing pain with poison) and 307 (attempted murder) and the suspects have been sent to 14 days in judicial custody, it said. the police. †
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