Phagwara, Oct 15 (UNI) In a shocking incident a young pregnant housewife served food laced with an intoxicant substance to her husband and her in-laws at their residence in Mohalla Aulsar last night, police today claimed.
According to the police, the housewife, Sukhwant Kaur left the house after serving the food and is yet to be arrested. Her husband, Sukhwinder Singh, father-in-law Satnam Singh and mother-in-law Surjit Kaur immediately fell unconscious after taking their meals.
They were later rushed to the civil hospital by a neighbour.
According to a statement given to the police by Sukhwinder Singh, his wife had illict relations with a youth of her native village, Kalanaur in Gurdaspur district prior to their marriage in June this year. The two continued to maintain this relationship even after Sukhwant got married, the husband said in his statement.
Investigations by the police revealed that the young housewife herself did not take meals last night. Before leaving the house she took away Rs 25,000 in cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 40,000.
The police have registered a case against the housewife and her lover.