Three individuals died after allegedly consuming an alcohol-based homeopathy drugs as an alternative choice to liquor in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur, police mentioned on Sunday.
The deaths occurred on May 7, however its trigger got here to gentle on Sunday after an investigation was carried out based mostly on the post-mortem report of one of many victims, mentioned RK Mishra, station home officer (SHO) of Civil Lines police station in Raipur.
The victims have been recognized as Manish Verma (37), Dalvir Singh Parmar (25) and Balvindar Singh (29), all residents of Pandri space in Raipur, he mentioned.
“On May 7, Verma died at his home, while two others died during treatment at Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital on the same day,” he mentioned.
Suspecting that Verma died of COVID-19, his household carried out his closing rites, Mr Mishra mentioned.
“However, the autopsy report of Singh indicated that he died due to unknown alcoholic poisoning, while Paramar due to a heart attack, following which police launched a probe,” he mentioned.
The investigation revealed that the trio had consumed some homeopathy drugs collectively as a substitute of alcohol, following which their situation deteriorated, the SHO mentioned, including that it was but to be ascertained which drugs they’d consumed.
Further probe into the matter is underway.
In the same incident, 9 individuals had died in a village in Bilaspur district of the state between May four and 6 after allegedly consuming an alcohol-based homeopathy syrup as substitute for liquor, police had mentioned.
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