Saturday, November 26, 2011

She Should Have Used More Cardamom

A Pakistani woman is being held on suspicion of killing her husband, cutting him up and trying to cook the pieces, Karachi police said Friday. Zainab Bibi, 32, was arrested in connection with the murder Tuesday of her husband Ahmad Abbas, police said.

Her 22-year-old nephew, Zaheer Ahmed, is accused of helping Bibi stab Abbas to death and carve his body into small pieces. Police said she wanted to cook her husband's body parts so she could dispose of them without being caught.

Neighbors raised the alert when they detected a foul odor in the neighborhood, police said.
This seems to be the weekend for women with "unusual" cooking habits:

I've read where it's believed that the use of spices in hotter regions is due to the desire to disguise the taste and smell of meat that's gone slightly "off".  Eskimos Inuit can just drag the meat to the back porch of the igloo and let the outdoors do the preservation.  Besides, hot peppers don't grow well above the Arctic Circle.

So what possessed Mrs. Bibi to kill and cook poor Ahmad?
In an interview broadcast late Thursday, she claimed to have killed her husband because he wanted a physical relationship with their daughter -- and said she did not regret her actions.  "I killed my husband before he dared to touch my daughter," she told ARY News.
That reminds me of a little ditty by Dr. Lehrer:

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