A 23-year-old woman from Khalapur, India, is risking the death penalty for poisoning the food at a relative’s house-warming party in an attempt to kill attendees who made fun of her dark completion and cooking skills.
Police in Khalapur claim that 23-year-old Pradnya Survase confessed to mixing snake poison into the food served to some of the guests at a feast hosted by one of her relatives.
She was trying to kill her husband and some of her in-laws, who she says had been mocking her dark skin and cooking skills for years.
Unfortunately, poison doesn’t discriminate and her assassination attempt put 88 people in the hospital, five of whom eventually lost their lives.
“Pradnya claims that since her marriage two years ago, she has been insulted regularly for her dark complexion and accused of not being able to cook well,” said senior police inspector Vishwajeet Kaingade.
So when the young woman was asked to serve food at a house-warming party hosted by her mother in-law’s sister, she knew that all her abusive relatives would be among the 120 expected guests.
She brought the snake poison but the poisoned food didn't end up to the table of those she targeted.
A few hours after eating the food, people started complaining of nausea, vomiting and stomach ache.
Three children died soon after being hospitalised, and a three days later another child and a 53-year-old guest also succumbed to the snake poison.