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Starvation compels woman to kill two sons in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 19:19

Lahore: Forced by extreme poverty, a 24-year-old Pakistani woman today allegedly murdered her two minor sons by drowning one in a bath tub and strangulating other here.

"I have killed my sons - Fahad (2) and eight-months-old Yousuf - as I had no food to feed them," Bisma told reporters.

"My husband is a drug-addict and he never bothered to take care of family. Since I didn`t want to see my children becoming beggars, I decided to kill them," she said.

She said it was not a story of one day that she had no food to feed her children.

Bisma admitted, "I drowned my elder son in a bath tub and strangled the younger one."

Asked what forced her to commit such an inhumane act, Bisma said, "Poverty is a cruel thing."

Police have registered a murder case against Bisma and her husband Sunny. She has been arrested and taken into police custody.

First Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 19:19

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