Nation Current Affairs 23 Jan 2018 Salem: Ganja taken o ...

Salem: Ganja taken out from prisoner’s body

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ZAKEER HUSSAIN
Published Jan 23, 2018, 6:11 am IST
Updated Jan 23, 2018, 6:11 am IST
Doctors administered 'enema' along with some tablets to help flush out the stuff from his body, sources told DC.
The 27-year-old remand prisoner, V. Pandiyarajan of Ilampillai in Salem district, arrested in connection with a theft case, had been lodged in the Central jail here.
 The 27-year-old remand prisoner, V. Pandiyarajan of Ilampillai in Salem district, arrested in connection with a theft case, had been lodged in the Central jail here.

Salem: In an unusual development, police and doctors at the Mohan Kumara-mangalam government hospital here on Monday struggled to bring out some 50 grams of ganja that got stuck in a body part of a remand prisoner in Salem jail. Doctors administered 'enema' along with some tablets to help flush out the stuff from his body, sources told DC.

The 27-year-old remand prisoner, V. Pandiyarajan of Ilampillai in Salem district, arrested in connection with a theft case, had been lodged in the Central jail here.

 

The prisoner, on Saturday while being taken to a court in Sankagiri, had on his return allegedly managed to bring into the cell, some quantity of 'ganja' in a polythene pack concealed in his anus, sources said. However, Pandiyarajan on Sunday, developed acute stomach pain as he could not bring out the polythene pack, sources said.

The prison staff admitted him to the hospital in the jail, but his stomach began to bulge and as the pain intensified they removed him to the Salem Government hospital.

A scan at the GH on Monday revealed that the ganja packet had got stuck in his 'anus', sources said, adding, there was no sign of his pain abating. It was then the doctors worked hard for several hours on the remand-patient to ease out the ganja packet through chemotherapy and ‘enema’, sources said, adding, Pandiyarajan continued to be under treatment at the Salem GH.

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