Author: Radha Venkatesan
News backdate: 30 August 2009
SALEM: A woman soothsayer allegedly fed pesticide-mixed food to six children in her Pazhaiya Udaiyampatti hamlet in Salem of Tamil Nadu over the last one-and-a-half years to gain occult powers and become a popular 'godwoman'.
The woman, Perumayi (35), and her husband Palanimuthu were arrested on Friday evening after post-mortem report of a three-year-old girl, Priyadarshini, who died on April 26 this year confirmed that she had died of pesticide poisoning.
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