Delhi Man Borrows from Saddam Hussein’s Book, Uses Thallium to Take ‘Revenge’ Against Wife, In-laws

The father-in-law alleged that in January, Varun Arora cooked fish laced with thallium and served it to his family members.

Inspired by the idea from former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his intelligence agencies of using thallium to eliminate political opponents, a 37-year-old businessman from Delhi has been arrested for using the toxin to target his wife and in laws.

Police on Tuesday night arrested the real-estate businessman Varun Arora, a resident of Greater Kailash, for killing his mother-in-law while his wife remains in coma since February, Indian Express reported.

The man’s sister-in-law also died around the same time in February. “The incident came to light on March 21 when Devendra Mohan Sharma, 62, a manufacturer of homeopathy medicines, approached police and said that his wife Anita Sharma had died at Ganga Ram hospital and that he suspected his son-in-law Arora of murdering her,” Police said.

The father-in-law alleged that in January, Varun Arora cooked fish laced with thallium and served it to his family members. Police said that Arora didn’t eat it himself neither did he feed his twin children.

Source: News18

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