SAHIWAL

A woman choked to death her two minor daughters and later attempt suicide in despair over strained relations with her husband on Sunday.

The incident took place in the Gala Mandi Police precincts and the police arrested the accused woman.

Parveen Bibi, wife of Asif Iqbal and a resident of Gala Mandi Thana Bazaar had developed differences with her husband. Iqbal works at a local hotel and the couple often quarrelled over petty domestic issues. On Sunday, the couple again had an argument over the phone and the man scolded his wife severely.

In sheer despair, Parveen first served poisonous milk to her daughters - three-year-old Mehmona and two-year-old Mahnoor and later choked them to death. She, then, also attempted suicide by injured herself with a knife. However, she was taken to hospital where she is stable. The police took her into custody and registered a case against her.