Suspicion and jealousy are two things that should never exist in a relationship. After all, baseless doubt or envy can put an end to any happy bond. And, in some cases, it might also lead to dire consequences. For instance, a husband glued his wife’s genitals shut because he doubted her of having an affair.
Speaking of such bizarre incidences, recently, a man hired fake COVID-19 healthcare workers to poison his wife’s supposed lover. The man, identified as Pradeep, suspected that his wife was having an affair with a home guard, reports NDTV. So, in order to take revenge, he hired two women to poison the guard and his family.
The women posed as health workers tackling coronavirus. They went to the victim’s house in north Delhi’s Alipur area and offered him medicine that allegedly prevented COVID-19. In reality, the women had given the man and his family members a bottle filled with a poisonous liquid. When the family drank the liquid, they fell ill.
Gaurav Sharma, DCP (Outer North), was quoted saying by the Indian Express, “The family ingested the liquid and fell sick. They were rushed to a nearby hospital by their neighbours. They are recovering.”
Cops identified the women through CCTV footage. “We traced their address and detained them. They told us they had been hired by a man, who wanted to ensure the whole family ingests the poison,” DCP Sharma was quoted saying.
According to the police, the two women worked in a departmental store owned by Pradeep. He reportedly paid them Rs 200 each to poison the family. The accused has been arrested and a case has been registered. While the man and his family are safe and recovering, we feel taking revenge is never a solution.