Fa­tal food: cook held

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LA­HORE: Po­lice have ar­rested a cook in Pak­istan who is ac­cused of poi­son­ing to death 22 peo­ple as part of a po­lit­i­cal feud be­tween two branches of the same fam­ily.

The in­ci­dent fol­lowed re­cent provin­cial elec­tions in which Ar­sal Khan Khichi lost to his cousin Je­han­zaeb Khan Khichi, po­lice chief Sadiq Dogar said.

Ar­sal is ac­cused of pay­ing a cook, Mo­ham­mad Rafiq, 50 000 ru­pees (R4 900) to poi­son food at his ri­val’s home. Nearly 50 peo­ple be­came sick and 22 died. – Sapa-AP

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