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Mumbai teen hooked on to drugs hangs self at home

MUMBAI: A schoolboy committed suicide at his Malwani residence on Tuesday allegedly after being unable to get his fix of Mephedrone. The Malwani police had stepped up their crackdown on drug peddlars for the past few months. As a result, Mephedrone and Methamphetamine had become scarce in supply. Their prices had also shot up, officials said.

Ejaz Bidiwala, 17, the deceased, resided in Malwani’s Gate no.8 area with his family. According to the police, Bidiwala had got hooked to drugs htwo years ago. On Tuesday night, he was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his residence. No suicide note was traced. Bidiwala was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead. His body was then sent for an autopsy.

Bidiwala was a class IX student. His mother told the police that the teenager’s pet cat had died two days ago and that could have left him depressed. The police are probing all possibilities.

A case of accidental death was recorded by the Malwani police.



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