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 Could 7, however its trigger got here to gentle on Sunday after an investigation was carried out primarily based on the post-mortem report of one of many deceased, mentioned RK Mishra, station home officer (SHO) of Civil Traces police station in Raipur.
The deceased had been recognized as Manish Verma (37), Dalvir Singh Parmar (25) and Balvindar Singh (29), all residents of Pandri space right here, he mentioned.
“On Could 7, Verma died at his residence, whereas two others succumbed throughout remedy at Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital on the identical day,” he mentioned.
Suspecting that Verma died of COVID-19, his household carried out his remaining rites, Mishra mentioned.
“Nonetheless, the post-mortem report of Singh indicated that he died as a consequence of unknown alcoholic poisoning, whereas Paramar as a consequence of a coronary heart assault, following which police launched a probe,” he mentioned.
The investigation revealed that the trio had consumed some homeopathy drugs collectively as a alternative of alcohol, following which their situation deteriorated, the SHO mentioned, including that it was but to be ascertained which drugs they’d consumed.
Additional probe into the matter is underway. In an identical incident, 9 individuals had died in a village in Bilaspur district of the state between Could 4 and 6 after allegedly consuming an alcohol-based homeopathy syrup as a alternative for liquor, police had mentioned.