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Saturday, September 22, 2018

34-year-old Nigerian man dies of suspected drug overdose in India

A 34-year-old Nigerian national died under mysterious circumstances in his rented flat in north Delhi’s Burari, India, where he was staying in a live-in relationship with a woman, an African national, the police said on Wednesday, September 19.

The police suspect that the man, identified as Jim James, died of a drug overdose. However, they are waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the exact cause of death. No foul play has been suspected.

Jim had been living in the rented accommodation since 2014. The documents that he had submitted to his landlord show that the man belonged to Nigeria, said a police officer.

“We looked for his passport or any other documents that could ascertain the nationality of the accused, but did not find any. We have contacted the Nigerian embassy to ascertain his identity,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad. (pictured)

The police said that the incident came to light on Monday night, when Jim was admitted to a private hospital in Burari in an unconscious state by his live-in partner. When the doctors asked her what had happened to him, the woman could not give a satisfactory answer, said a police officer associated with the case.

“We have spoken to the doctors. They suspect it to be a case of drug overdose. The body has been kept at mortuary. We are waiting for a response from embassy officials to proceed with other legal formalities,” Ms. Prasad added.

Source: The Hindu

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