Woman Poisons 27 People – level 3

06-11-2017 07:00

Police arrested a newly-married woman in Pakistan on murder charges after a botched attempt to kill her husband with poison.

She allegedly conspired with her lover to poison her husband after a forced arranged marriage, but 27 family members instead shared the poisoned milk. Seventeen people died and ten more are still being treated in hospital.

Difficult words: botched (carried out badly), attempt (a try), allegedly (reportedly; it may or may not be true), conspire (plan to do something without anyone knowing).

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