Delhi: Two women die in Munirka flat, police suspect drug overdose
Two women from Aizwal in Mizoram died at their friend’s rented flat in south Delhi’s Munirka early on Friday morning. Police suspect they died of drug overdose.Updated: Apr 01, 2017 08:06 IST
Two women from Aizwal in Mizoram died at their friend’s rented flat in south Delhi’s Munirka early on Friday morning. Police suspect they died of drug overdose.
The two friends, both 22, were identified as Clara and Rakil.
While Clara stayed in another rented flat in the same building with her cousin, Liankhanmang, Rakil lived at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Police said Clara and Rakil were found unconscious at the flat of Clara’s friend Jenny. They said Jenny and Liankhanmang too belonged to Mizoram. Clara was unemployed.
The matter came to police notice at 9.20am when they received a call from Safdarjung Hospital that two women were brought to the emergency ward by Jenny and Liankhanmang in an unconscious state. The two were pronounced dead on admission, said a senior police officer.
“Jenny and Liankhanmang told the doctor there was a probable drug abuse the preceding night,” Chinmoy Biswal, additional deputy commissioner of police (south district), said.
The exact cause of death would be determined after the post-mortem and viscera reports are released. “We have requested that the autopsy should be conducted by a board of doctors,” Biswal said.
Jenny told police that Clara and Rakil visited his flat at around 6 pm on Thursday. Rakil had come to meet Clara and Jenny from Lucknow in the afternoon, police said.
While Jenny and Liankhanmang left for their night shift at a call centre, the two women stayed at Jenny’s flat for the night. Police sources said that Clara and Rakil allegedly consumed a cocktail of alcohol and drugs.
Jenny and Liankhanmang returned on Friday around 6.30 am. Jenny found her flat locked from inside. When despite repeated phone calls and knocks, the women did not open the door, Jenny opened the window and saw Clara and Rakil lying unconscious on the floor.
“Jenny raised an alarm and informed Liankhanmang about the matter. He somehow unlatched the main door and entered. Clara was breathing. The two said Rakil was lying motionless,” said the officer.
The duo informed neighbours and with their help rushed Clara and Rakil to a nearby clinic where the doctor referred them to Safdarjung Hospital.
By the time the two were admitted to the hospital they had died, said police. The families of Clara and Rakil in Aizwal were informed about the deaths.
The bodies were preserved at the AIIMS mortuary where the autopsy will be conducted after their family members arrive.
First Published: Mar 31, 2017 13:59 IST