Another victim of birthday tragedy

Bangalore City

A third victim emerges in the “unnatural death” case. However, he is out of danger now.

By Niket Nishant

There is a third victim in Vyalikaval’s “unnatural death” saga, an officer of the Vyalikaval Police Station said.

“Post-mortems of the two deceased, Abhilash and Gopi, have been conducted. The third victim is receiving treatment at the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS),” the officer said.

The victim is now out of danger.

Both Abhilash and Gopi, who attended a birthday party on Sunday, died on Tuesday after complaining of sickness. The deaths were registred as “unnatural deaths”. Earlier, the case was registered with the Malleshwaram Police Station but was later shifted to Vyalikaval.

A junior officer of the Vyalikaval Police Station, however, said the incident was a case of drug overdose. He, however, declined to identify the drug.

The doctor at KIMS, in-charge of the third victim, could not be reached for a comment. Drugs are a major problem in Bengaluru. In 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a letter to the state government raising concern over the network of drug-peddling in the state. The Narcotics Control Bureau of Bengaluru zone seized 398.5 kilograms of drugs between January and March 2019.                                                                                                     

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