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Youth dies of drug overdose in Moga

Youth dies of drug overdose in Moga

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Tribune News Service

Moga, February 15

A 19-year old youth has reportedly died of a suspected drug overdose at Daulewala village, infamous for being a hub of drugs, in Dharamkot subdivision of the district.

Identified as Pappa Singh of Khosa Kotla village, the youth’s body was found lying beside his motorcycle on a link road on the outskirts of the village.

Illicit liquor claims life

  • A 24-year old youth allegedly died of drinking illicit liquor at Kot Mohammad Khan village in Dharamkot subdivision of Moga, police officials said here on Wednesday
  • He has been identified as Nishan Singh, alias Lalle, of Badwal village
  • His body was taken into custody by the local police and sent to the district hospital at Moga for a post-mortem examination

The police took the body to the district hospital for a post-mortem examination. Doctors collected samples of the viscera from the body. These will be tested at a government laboratory to find out the nature of the drug or poison, if any, that led to his death.

It is suspected that the youth consumed “chitta”, a synthetic drug.

The youth’s father, Surjit Singh, told the police that his son was missing since yesterday. “He went out of the house saying that he was going to a doctor in a nearby village to get medicine for kidney stones, but did not return home at night.

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