Not less than 9 individuals have died over the past two days after allegedly consuming an alcohol-based homeopathy drugs as an alternative choice to liquor in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, police stated on Thursday.
The deaths had been reported from Kormi village underneath Sirgitti police station space, stated Bilaspur superintendent of police (SP) Prashant Agrawal.
“Prima facie, it looks as if the deceased consumed Drosera-30, a homeopathy syrup with about 91 per cent alcohol content material, in extra as an alternative choice to liquor,” he stated.
“Nonetheless, the precise explanation for deaths will probably be recognized as soon as the autopsy report is out there,” Agrawal instructed reporters.
A case has been registered and additional investigation is underway, he added.
Of 9 victims, 4 died at dwelling late on Tuesday night time, one on Wednesday morning whereas three others succumbed at hospitals on Wednesday night time, stated extra superintendent of police (ASP) Umesh Kashyap.
One other particular person died on the Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS), Bilaspur on Thursday morning, he stated.
As per preliminary investigation, Kamlesh Dhuri (32), Akshya Dhuri (21), Rajesh Dhuri (21) and Samru Dhuri (25) consumed the drugs on Tuesday night time and died just a few hours later.
Suspecting that they’d died of Covid-19, their households carried out final rites the following morning with out informing the authorities, the ASP stated.
Later, one other one that had consumed the identical drugs died within the village, he stated.
Shifted to hospitals
On being alerted in regards to the deaths, a police crew rushed to the village on Wednesday night, and shifted others who had consumed the syrup and had been in vital situation to hospitals in Bilaspur.
Khemchand Dhuri (40), Kailash Dhuri (50) and Dipak Dhuri (30) died throughout remedy on Wednesday night time and one other man succumbed on Thursday morning.
Six others had been present process remedy at CIMS and one other at a personal hospital, ASP Kashyap stated.
That they had procured the drugs from a homeopathy practitioner within the space, he added.
A well being camp was held within the village on Thursday for medical check-up of villagers, Kashyap added.