Bilaspur, 6th May 2021: At least 9 people have died due to alleged consumption of homeopathic medicine containing alcohol, and 5 have been admitted to the hospital in critical condition. Police say that these people had taken this drug instead of alcohol which contains 91 percent alcohol. Police have also detained a homeopathic doctor and are questioning him.

City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Nimesh Baraiya said that the incident took place in the Sirgitti police station area of Bilaspur. These deaths have taken place here on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Korami village. Of the 9 dead, 4 died in the village late Tuesday night, while 5 died at the hospital in Bilaspur.

The CSP further said that the victims had drunk Drosera-30 homeopathic syrup mixed with water on Tuesday night. Bilaspur SP Prashant Agarwal said, “When four people died in the village on Tuesday night, people got the message that their death was due to Corona. When the police got information about the deaths, they rushed to the spot. It turned out that more people were sick.”

The SP said, “When the police investigated, it was found that the syrup was consumed by 9 other people of the village. They were also rushed to the hospital. Of these, 4 have died so far. Police have also detained a homeopathic doctor near the village.

“We are questioning him and a case will be registered on this basis,” the SP said. The SP claimed that these people had consumed large quantities of the syrup in exchange for alcohol. The health department team is also investigating other people in the village.