The wife of a Pakistani man shot and killed by a US official has committed suicide by eating rat poison, explaining before she died that she was driven to act by fears the American would be freed without trial, a doctor says.
The US has demanded Pakistani authorities release the American, saying he shot and killed two armed men in self-defence when they attempted to rob him as he drove his car in the eastern city of Lahore.
He was arrested on January 27, and the US has said he has diplomatic immunity and is being illegally detained.
The shootings have stoked anti-American sentiment in Pakistan, feelings that could be further inflamed by Shumaila Kanwal's suicide. More...