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 Janglat Mandi area of Anantnag.

Irfan’s brother while talking to the news agency KNO alleged that Irfan went to a medical shop in the locality with throat irritation where chemist gave him high dose injection without a test dose.

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

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

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

Meanwhile, an official said that a case FIR number 44/ 2023 under section 304-A of IPC has been registered while investigation has been taken up.

He said that brother of accused has been arrested as accused is on the run.


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