MUZAFFARGARH-The death toll from consuming poisonous lassi climbed to 15 as two more persons breathed their last in hospital here on Tuesday.
The incident of poisoning lassi was occurred in Mauza Lashari of Tehsil Alipur.
A seven-year old girl and a woman who were under treatment at Nishtar Hospital succumbed to the complications caused by poison while 12 others persons are still hospitalised at Nishtar.
Police said that a woman, identified as 20-year old Aasia, conspired with her lover Shahid and his aunt Zarina Mai to kill the members of her in-laws for her marriage against her will.
She allegedly poisoned a container of milk that her husband, Amjad, was to consume. He, however, did not consume the poisoned milk, which was later used to make lassi - a milk and yogurt-based drink - that resulted in the death of 15 people who drank the poisoned beverage. The suspect denied allegations levelled against her when the accused were presented before the media.
On Tuesday, three suspects were presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court in DG Khan, which remanded them into police custody for 14 days.