19-Year-Old Man Died After Eating Shawarma in Mumbai, Two Vendors Arrested

Prathamesh Bhokse, a 19-year-old man died after eating shawarma in Mumbai. He fell ill after eating the dish and despite multiple visits to the hospital, he did not survive.

Mumbai Police have informed that shopkeepers Anand Kamble and Mohammad Ahmed Raiza Shaikh have been arrested, and a case has been registered against them under sections 304 and 34 of the IPC after sending the shawarma sample for investigation.

Bhokse experienced stomach pain and vomiting on May 4, so he looked for medical treatment at a local municipal hospital. When he continued to feel unwell, his family brought him to KEM Hospital, a civic-run facility, on May 5.

According to an official from Trombay police station, the man received medical treatment from a doctor and was then discharged to go home.

However, as his condition did not improve, he was taken back to KEM Hospital on Sunday evening. There, another doctor examined him and decided to admit him for further care.

After the hospital authorities reported the incident, the police registered a First Information Report (FIR) against unknown individuals under sections 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) and 273 (sale of harmful food or drink) of the Indian Penal Code. The man passed away on Monday, according to the official.

According to the official, the two food vendors, Anand Kamble and Ahmed Sheikh, were later arrested by the police. They were charged under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, which included 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Eating chicken from roadside vendors in the summer can be very dangerous for your health. The risk of food poisoning and even death is high due to the hot weather and lack of proper food safety measures.

A doctor from KEM hospital, speaking anonymously, warned that bacterial contamination is more likely in these conditions, which can result in serious gastrointestinal illnesses.


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