Teenager kills friend over suspected affair

March 17th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) A teenage girl here allegedly killed her close friend by poisoning her and then tried to commit suicide, the police said Monday. The 17-year-old was angry with her friend Ignis Joseph because the latter shared a close relationship with her boyfriend, the police said. She apparently suspected that they were having an affair.

“The accused took Ignis to the church Sunday night and gave her a drink laced with poison, after which she also consumed the drink,” Gyaneshwar Phadtare, deputy commissioner of police, told IANS.

After returning home, Ignis complained of stomach pain and started vomiting. She was rushed to hospital, where she was declared dead. The girl who allegedly gave Ignis the poison was admitted to the same hospital, and is reported to be in critical condition.

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