Indian police detain woman accused of poisoning husband’s family of 6

Police are still investigating the case. (File/AFP)
Updated 09 October 2019

Indian police detain woman accused of poisoning husband’s family of 6

  • She reportedly killed a child and a mother
  • The case is still being investigated

DUBAI: Kerala police detained Jolly Shaju, who is accused of killing her husband and his family with the intention to kill two more, weekly magazine India Today reported on Wednesday.

Over a period of 14 years, six members of one family died under mysterious circumstances. After further investigations and autopsies, police discovered they were poisoned by cyanide-laced food.

Among those Jolly is accused of killing includes a two-year-old baby and the child’s mother. Jolly later reportedly married the father of the child she killed.

The case is still on-going. 


Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde gestures as he testifies at the resumption of the Senate probe on the release of hundreds of convicts under the shortened serving of their sentence for good behavior, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP)
Updated 12 min 3 sec ago

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

  • Albayalde resigned about three weeks before his scheduled retirement on Nov. 8

MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine national police chief has resigned after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of seized drugs.
Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Monday his decision relinquishing his post was accepted by Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano over the weekend but insisted on his innocence, saying he has never been criminally or administratively charged for the alleged irregularity. Albayalde resigned about three weeks before his scheduled retirement on Nov. 8.
The allegations against Albayalde were the latest dark cloud to loom over the national police force, which has largely been enforcing President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody anti-drug crackdown that has left thousands of mostly petty drug suspects dead.