POISON

  • Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35 November 29, 2014

    Caracas: The death toll has risen to 35 from what Venezuelan authorities say was a mass drug overdose after inmates stormed an infirmary during a prison uprising. Ruling party lawmaker William Ojeda who heads the congressional committee overseeing Venezuela's prisons says 100 other inmates are still being treated for intoxication. He...
  • Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride for allegedly poisoning 35-year-old husband November 28, 2014

    Kano: The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said on Friday that he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence. Wasilat Tasi'u is on trial for the murder of her 35-year-old husband, Umar Sani, who died after eating food that...
  • Sunanda Pushkar died due to poisoning, doctors say in fresh report October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A team of AIIMS doctors has submitted a fresh report to police on the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, maintaining that she died of poisoning. The new report by the three-member panel of doctors, who had conducted the autopsy on her,...
  • Telangana: Three workers of oil mill die after inhaling poisonous gas October 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three workers died on Saturday after inhaling poisonous gas at an oil mill in Gaganpahad area, police said. The workers, who had entered the cooling unit of the mill to clean up the oil sludge, fell unconscious after inhaling the gas accumulated inside, RGI Airport Police Station's Inspector T...
  • Tamil Nadu: Seventeen fall ill after eating snake bitten goat's meat October 1, 2014

    Tiruvallur: Seventeen people complained of nausea and giddiness after consuming meat of a goat which was reportedly bitten by a snake, a local health official said on Wednesday. They were discharged after treatment at a hospital, the official said. Villagers of Periyakadambur in Tiruttani Panchayat Union fell ill after consuming...
  • IM planned to send poisoned letters to kill targets: Delhi Police August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen was planning to send letters "soaked with poison" to their targets to kill them, the Delhi Police has told a court in its chargesheet filed against six suspected men of the terror outfit in a case of allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory here. In its...
  • School booked for negligence as child consumes toxic substance August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A playschool in Janakpuri has been booked for negligence after a twoyearold boy allegedly consumed some poisonous substance during school hours, police said on Saturday. The boy, identified as Utkarsh, is in a hospital and out of danger now. However, the poisonous chemical which he had consumed is...
  • 28yearold woman poisoned to death by inlaws over dowry August 6, 2014

    A 28yearold woman was allegedly murdered by her inlaws for dowry at Buara village under Khatoli Police Station in Muzaffarnagardistrict, police said. Neha, wife of Zail Singh was poisoned to death yesterday by her inlaws, SHO, Gajender Singh said, adding, police has registered a case against seven persons including Singh on...
  • Poachers poison elephant, steal one tusk July 31, 2014

    A full grown elephant was poisoned to death allegedly by poachers and one of its tusks stolen in Jharkhand's Latehar district, forest officials said here on Thursday. The elephant was poisoned at Garu Baresand range compartment 7 of Palamau Tiger Project in the district, theDirector of the Project, Dr. S K...
  • Watch: Can chicken consumption lead to slow poisoning July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, CSE chef Sunita Narain said that chicken had to be kept in the farm for 35 days before being consumed so that the antibiotics could be flushed out. This practise is not observed in India. Thus, chicken consumption can lead to slow poisoning as well...
  • 55yearold man kills sisterinlaw, commits suicide July 1, 2014

    A 55yearold man allegedly killed his sisterinlaw and later committed suicide by consuming poison at Ghasipura village in Muzaffarnagar, police said. "The accused, Brijpal was staying with Urmila after his wife's death. Urmila was also a widow but they were not officially married," police said. "After the duo had an argument on...
  • 18yearold girl poisoned by father June 27, 2014

    An 18yearold girl was allegedly fed some poisonous substance by her father near here, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday when Guddan was going to Meerut along with her father Kallu in a car, they said. A case has been registered against the accused under section 328...
  • Goats die after consuming poisonous fodder June 19, 2014

    Akola: As many as 50 goats died near here after consuming poisonous fodder, officials said. The incident occurred at Ligwa village of the district on Wednesday, when the goats died after eating poisonous green grams, which was confirmed in the postmortem report of the dead livestock, Dr N G Chopde...
  • 72yearold man commits suicide after poisoning ailing wife June 3, 2014

    A 72yearold man allegedly committed suicide after giving poison to his ailing wife in Bagunhatu locality in Jamshedpur, police said. Lakhinder Mukhi, a retired Tata Steel employee, hanged himself after making his wife, Sabitri, who was seriously ill for several months, consume phenyl on Monday evening, police said. Police recovered a suicide...
  • Woman killed over dowry, another commits suicide in Jharkhand May 31, 2014

    A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband and brotherinlaw over dowry in Palamu district on Saturday, police said. Rekha Devi, was killed by her husband Sanatan Sao and brotherinlaw for failing to fulfill their dowry demands at Saradiha village, they said. Rekha's father, Roopdeo Sao has lodged an FIR accusing his...
  • Honour killing: Girl's family members arrested for killing her boyfriend May 27, 2014

    In a suspected case of honour killing, a 26yearold youth was allegedly shot dead by family members of his girlfriend in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Tuesday. The accused have been arrested, they said. Arif was gunned down by three members of the girl's family, including her two brothers, at Khalapar locality...
  • 250 suffer illness after consuming stale food May 26, 2014

    Around 250 people were taken ill after consuming stale food during a marriage ceremony in Sambhal, an officer said on Monday. Additional District Magistrate S N Singh said that after consuming food in Hassanpur Mujafta village on Sunday evening, the invitees complained of nausea and vomiting. Prima facie it seemed to be...
  • Youth commits suicide by hanging himself; 2 others consume poison April 30, 2014

    A 25yearold youth allegedly committed suicide in Sambhalhera village of the district, police said on Wednesday. Sanjiv, who got married a fortnight ago, hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his residence on Tuesday, they said. In another incident, two youths Niraj(23) and Kamla(20) attempted suicide by consuming poison in Jasoee...
  • 40 children fall ill after eating ice-cream in Bihar village April 19, 2014

    As many as 40 children fell ill on Saturday after eating ice-cream in a village in Bihar's Supaul district, officials said. Around half a dozen were admitted to hospital as their condition worsened while the others were discharged after initial treatment. The incident took place at Vishnupur village under Pipra police...
  • Prisoner and guard fall sick after consuming poisoned tea April 15, 2014

    Three persons including a prisoner and a constable guarding him were taken ill after allegedly drinking intoxicated tea served by a female relative of the prisoner, police said on Tuesday. Sandeep (30), arrested in a robbery case last week, and constable Vijaypal fell ill yesterday, after they consumed posion laced tea,...
  • Fed up of police inaction, rape victim attempts suicide at Akhilesh's rally April 9, 2014

    A rape victim, tormented because her attackers have not been arrested days after she lodged a police complaint, consumed poison at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's on Tuesday at the rally venue. The incident took place in Bijnor, when the woman was trying to reach out to the Chief Minister,...
  • Three members of a family commit suicide, reason unknown April 8, 2014

    Three members of a family allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Rajsamand district, police said on Tuesday. Udairam Jat (35), his daughter Kumari Raveena (6) and son Subhash (10) consumed poison in their home in Vagatpura town late on Monday night, police said. The bodies of the deceased were found in...
  • Tamil Nadu: 7 workers die after inhaling poisonous gas in Erode March 18, 2014

    Chennai: In a tragic incident, seven workers at a dyeing plant died of asphyxiation after inhaling poisonous gas in Erode, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The tragedy occurred as the workers attended to a sewage tank pump. More details are awaited. ...
  • 16 children taken ill after eating food at literacy camp, DM orders probe March 12, 2014

    Sixteen children suffered food poisoning after they were served meals during a camp as part of government's literacy campaign in Palhani block in Azamgarh, prompting authorities to order a probe. The children complained of being unwell after eating the food on Tuesday night in a pre-integration camp run under Sarv Siksha...
  • BA student who committed suicide may have been raped by neighbour February 14, 2014

    A case of suicide by a BA student has come to light in the Muzaffarnagar over her alleged rape by a youth in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The student in Khatoli town died on January 9 after consuming poison. On Thursday, 35 days after her death, a suicide note was found in...
  • Woman allegedly raped, poisoned and buried by lover in Meerut February 6, 2014

    A 20yearold woman was allegedly raped, poisoned to death and buried in a pit by her lover in Hastinapur area of Meerut district, police said on Thursday. The accused, Pappan (25), was on Thursdayarrested and sent to jail. Police said the woman, a BCA student, had left her home for market on...
  • LS polls: War of words turns ugly, Congress says Modi mentally retarded February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words between Congress and BJP is turning into a bitter feud with both parties not missing a chance to hit its opponent below the belt. After BJP prime ministerial Narendra Modi slammed Congress President Sonia Gabdhi for 'zeher ki kheti' (fields of poison) remark, it was...
  • Sonia attacks BJP, says it's trying to cultivate 'fields of poison' February 1, 2014

    Gulbarga (Karnataka): Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the war of words have begun between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party with the parties blaming each other and using phrases for each other. Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the BJP and the party's prime ministerial...
  • 50yearold man, convicted for raping daughter, found dead January 28, 2014

    A man, who was living alone in Kanpur after serving sevenyear jail term for raping his daughter, was found dead under mysterious circumstances, police saidon Tuesday. The 50yearold victim identified as Sarfraz Ali had been to jail on charges of raping his daughter in 2003 and released in 2010 following the...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: Police to question Shashi Tharoor January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday said it will investigate the Sunanda Pushkar death case from all angles, including suicide, homicide or accidental death. It said that it will proceed with the probe once the full postmortem and viscera reports are out. However, they are yet to register a...