Wife fatally poisons five people at a housewarming party in India after her family kept ridiculing her cooking
A woman in India is facing the death penalty after five people died when she allegedly poisoned food at a housewarming in a bid to kill her husband and in-laws.
Pradnya Survase, 23, was arrested after mixing pesticide into dal that was served at a housewarming party attended by 120 people on June 18, police said.
Five guests – including four children – died after being served the poisoned dish at the party in Mahad village, in Raigad district, in the state of Maharashtra.
She had intended to kill her husband, her mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law as well as her mother-in-law's sister and her husband, the Hindustan Times reports.
Police said Survase claimed that since she was married two years ago, they had insulted her because of her dark complexion and criticised her cooking.
Survase, who is divorced from her first husband, believed the relatives had damaged her second marriage.
At the party, guests were served food that was prepared on site by a village maharaj (cook) between 2.30pm and 11.30pm.
Those who ate later in day began vomiting and complaining of stomach pain and around 88 people were hospitalised.
Four children, aged between seven and 13 died along with 53-year-old Gopinath Nakure. Two of them were related to Survase.
Vilash Thikrey, a 13-year-old who survived the poisoning said he remembered the dal tasting 'bitter,' according to the Times.
Senior police inspector Vishwajeet Kaingade said police determined that those who became ill had eaten between 4.30pm and 6pm and police discovered who had served the food then.
When everyone who served food during that period was questioned, Survase broken down and confessed to the crime, police said.
O_o, Is quite nice so im not tellin, United Kingdom, 20 hours ago
So she killed four children who im pretty sure had nothing to do with humiliating her. She deserves what she gets.
daystar003, on, Canada, 17 hours ago
They are the children of the intended targets. Sister-in-laws.
Bubblishus, London, United Kingdom, 19 hours ago
She is truly evil.
Destiny67, Sydney, Australia, 19 hours ago
I am sure that she was mistreated. But what she did to those kids was unforgivable.
angeli, LONDON, 18 hours ago
She deserves what she gets. The death penalty is the perfect punishment for her.
Ninkalin, Hastings, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Very insane people everywhere in the world
TheFly21, Saint Petersburg, United States, 18 hours ago
I did not like my mother in law...........
Seonac Mikhail, edinborough, Cayman Islands, 17 hours ago
In indian court system,the case will run for 7 years.The lawyers would argue she never intended to kill those children. Atleast 20 judges will change during this time.Lawyers for state and for accused will change 5 - 10 times.The inspector and his subordinates will be transferred somewhere else. After 8 years,some judge ,who never heard this case from beginning will give sentence of 3-4 years as negligent homicide not intended to cause murder.She will be out after 3 years. Her only punishment will be spending time in prison till she gets bail,attending court for next 7 years,her lawyers will take money and vanish.
shrubsole , Essex, United Kingdom, 16 hours ago
Seems a bit extreme,killing someone for not liking,your cooking!!!
hethr, New England, United States, 16 hours ago
I can kind of see her upset. To have gone so far as to poison the food though she must have been off her rocker for some time.
Don King..., Somewhere, United States, 15 hours ago
Damn, that's cruel.