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Girl dies of drug overdose after friend’s ‘thrill-seeking’ experiment goes wrong: Police

Apr 10, 2024 08:52 AM IST

The girl’s condition deteriorated after the “cocktail overdose” while the youth also got heavily intoxicated. When he dialled UP112 and sought help, the police rushed to the spot and took her to the hospital, where doctors declared the girl dead

LUCKNOW An 18-year-old girl died due to drug overdose after she was allegedly lured into a “thrill-seeking experiment” by her male friend who took her to a vacant plot in Lucknow’s Tiwariganj and injected her with a mixture of medicine and an addictive drug, said police.

Girl dies of drug overdose after friend’s ‘thrill-seeking’ experiment goes wrong: Police
Girl dies of drug overdose after friend’s ‘thrill-seeking’ experiment goes wrong: Police

The deceased was engaged in a private job in Bengaluru and had returned to Lucknow on April 3. The incident occurred when she left her Mahanagar residence at 3.30pm on April 7 to catch a train for Bengaluru from the Charbagh Railway Station here.

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“The accused Vivek Maurya, 28, alias Vikas, of Barabanki has been arrested. He was staying at Mahanagar and was friends with the victim,” said ACP (Vibhuti Khand) Anindya Vikram Singh. The BBD police filed the FIR under IPC Section 302 (murder), but it was converted to IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) during probe, added the ACP.

According to the police, the girl’s condition deteriorated after the “cocktail overdose” while the youth also got heavily intoxicated. When he dialled UP112 and sought help, the police rushed to the spot and took her to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. After conducting an ECG, the doctors declared the girl dead.

The deceased’s family expressed apprehension that the “drug overdose” may have been deliberate to murder her, said cops.

During interrogation, the accused told police that his “thrill-seeking experiment” had gone wrong. He said the girl called him while leaving the house and sought to consume the addictive drug. Maurya told cops that he took her to a friend’s vacant plot in Tiwariganj, where he mixed smack in Avil injection. He first administered it to himself and then injected the girl with it, said police.

In response to a complaint by the deceased’s mother, the BBD police took the accused into custody, lodged an FIR and then sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

During investigation, the police came to know that the girl and her family earlier used to live on rent in Vivek’s house in New Hyderabad (Lucknow). They said Vivek was addicted to drugs and he also made her consume drugs.

Cops said the accused got scared as soon as he came to know about the girl’s death and fled from the hospital. But before that, he informed the girl’s family about the incident. The police, however, arrested Vivek from near Indira Canal.

The police found a syringe and a pack of smack at the vacant plot. The probe revealed that there was no one there except the girl and the accused.

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