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Haryana: Five hospitalised after consuming mouth freshener in Gurugram restaurant

Those who consumed the mouth fresheners reportedly began vomiting and experienced bleeding from their mouths. Ankit, who refrained from consuming the mouth freshener due to his daughter's presence, alerted the authorities when the situation worsened.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Gurugram Updated on: March 04, 2024 22:46 IST
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Image Source : PIXABAY A nurse is checking the health status of a patient in a hospital.

Five individuals fell ill after allegedly consuming mouth freshener following dinner at a restaurant in Gurugram Sector 90, according to authorities. Ankit Kumar, accompanied by his wife and friends, filed a complaint with the police, stating that they were offered mouth fresheners by restaurant staff after their meal. However, upon consumption, they experienced immediate health deterioration.

Medical diagnosis

Upon reaching the hospital, medical professionals determined that the mouth fresheners contained 'dry ice,' a dangerous acid that can be fatal if ingested.

Legal action

The police have registered a case under sections 120B and 328, and further investigation into the incident is currently underway to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the consumption of the contaminated mouth freshener.

Hospitalisation of victims

Four out of the five affected individuals have been admitted to the hospital for medical treatment following the incident, authorities confirmed.

Complaint lodged

Ankit Kumar, a resident of Greater Noida, lodged a complaint with the police, detailing the events that occurred at the restaurant in Sector 90. He, along with his wife and four friends, visited the establishment for dinner on Saturday.

Consumption of contaminated mouth freshener

After their meal, the group was offered a mouth freshener by a waiter at the restaurant, which they consumed. Shortly afterward, they experienced a rapid deterioration in health.

Police response

Kumar promptly informed the police about the incident, prompting an investigation by law enforcement officials. An FIR was registered under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at Kherki Daula police station.

Ongoing investigation

Inspector Manoj Kumar, the Station House Officer, assured that authorities are actively investigating the matter and will take appropriate action in accordance with the law.

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