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Man in Anantnag allegedly dies after given high-dose injection by chemist


Case registered, investigation taken up: Officials

SRINAGAR: A fruit vendor died after a chemist allegedly gave him a high-dose injection in South Kashmir’s Anantnag town.

The man has been identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat of the Janglat Mandi area of Anantnag.

The deceased brother alleged that Irfan went to a medical shop in the locality with throat irritation where a chemist gave him a high-dose injection without a test dose.

He said soon after, he fell unconscious and the same chemist brought him to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

Irfan, who was a fruit vendor, is survived by his wife, daughter and mentally unsound sister.

The family members have demanded an investigation in this regard besides strict action against chemists for selling drugs without a prescription.

Meanwhile, an official said that a case FIR number 44/ 2023 under section 304-A of IPC has been registered while an investigation has been taken up. He said that the brother of the accused has been arrested while accused is on the run. (Agencies)


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