Woman taunted for being dark, kills 5 family members

Angered by comments about her dark skin, a 23-year-old woman from Maharashtra took the extreme step of poisoning the food at a family gathering. Five people, including four children and a 53-year-old man, were killed and 88 have been hospitalized.

Pradnya Survase, the accused got married two years ago and was often taunted for her dark complexion by in-laws and relatives. Her cooking skills were also ridiculed by the family members.

Pradnya has confessed that she mixed a powder used to kill snakes into the dal that was served to batches of guests at the family function.

The guest who ate the poisoned meal complained of nausea, vomiting, and stomach ache soon after.

Pradnya has been arrested and is in police custody.

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