The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , DSP Abdu Jinjiri , confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Wednesday. Jinjiri gave the name of the deceased as Malama Hajara .
He said the jealous housewife committed the act on Monday around 6 p. m . in Yanmalam village, Miga town.
In his words:
” On September 18 , around 8 p. m, we received a report that one 22- year â€“ old housewife identified as Hajara has committed suicide by taking rat poison around 6 p. m . simply because her husband was planning to marry another wife.
” She was taken to General Hospital, Jahun , in Jahun Local Government Area where she died on the same day, ” Jinjiri said .
He added that the body of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial .
A source who pleaded anonymity told NAN that the deceased’s sister had, in 2001 attempted suicide by taking rat poison when her husband planned to marry another wife and fortunately, she survived it.