Newly wed girl “poisoned” to death in Mastuj, Chitral

Chitral: A newly married girl has allegedly been poisoned to death by her family members in Mastuj village of Chitral.

According to details, a girl had reportedly married a man of her choice, without her parent’s consent, from the opposite sect. After initial opposition the issue was resolved and the girl was allowed by her parents to stay at their house along with her husband. The alleged poisoning incident occurred at the parent’s house. The girl’s husband has said that the he found her wife unconscious. She was rushed to the nearby hospital where she breathed her last.

Local people said that medico-legal examination of the body was not performed due to family pressure and the girl was buried without following the legal procedures.

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