Delhi: 2 Mizoram girls die after partying, drug overdose suspected

Surabhi Shaurya
The police are investigating the case and are checking the CCTV footage of the hotel to find out if anyone visited him in the hotel during the day.

New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, two young women from Mizoram died under mysterious circumstances at Safdarjung Hospital yesterday, after partying with friends in Delhi’s Vasant Vihar area.The deceased were identified as Rakil and Clara. Rakil, who lives in Lucknow, had come to Delhi on Friday while Clara lives in Delhi and was currently jobless.

The incident took place when the duo had gone to meet a friend at her flat in Munirka around 6 PM on Friday. Clara and Rakil stayed over at Munirka, while their friend left for the call centre where she works, a senior police officer said. When their friend returned from work, she found the door locked from inside. She knocked the door repeatedly but no one responded. At last she entered into the room through a window and found the duo (Rakil and Clara) lying. She called her cousin and they took Clara and Rakil to Safdarjung Hospital.

Talking to news agency PTI, a senior doctor said,”The duo were brought in an unconscious state and they were nonreactive. Blood samples confirmed that they were under the influence of drugs. They were declared dead at 7 AM.”

The police have urged the hospital authorities to constitute a medical board to find the exact cause of their death. However, the hospital authorities said they were yet to receive a request for the constitution of medical board. “Once we receive the request we will constitute the board for conducting post-mortem,” said Dr A K Rai, medical superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital.

“Preliminary inquiry has revealed that they died due to overdose of drugs. We have requested Safdarjung Hospital to constitute a medical board to carry out the autopsy in order to ascertain the exact cause of death,”the police officer told PTI.

The room where the girls were present last night has been sealed and it is being inspected by the forensic team. The families of the two girls have been informed about the incident.

(With inputs from PTI)