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Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with ‘revenge’ sweets

Police escort Tariq Mehmood (2R), his brother Khalid Mehmood (2L) and an employee (C) to court

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Pakistani sweet shop owner has confessed to fatally poisoning at least 30 people by lacing his goods with pesticide in an attempt to take revenge on his older brother, police said on Friday. Khalid Mehmood confessed in a court in central Punjab province that he had poisoned the sweets after his elder brother Tariq, who owned the sweet shop with him, “insulted and abused” him in a business dispute. “I wanted to teach him a lesson,” police investigator Mohammad Afzal quoted him as saying, with the statement confirmed by another senior police official. “I was so angry that I…

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