Man dies after downing whisky for bet

Comment on this story


whisky glass sxc

sxc.hu

Doctors found that he had consumed the concentrated alcohol, which was 42 percent, without any food, finishing it in five minutes. It damaged his vital organs.

Kathmandu - A 47-year-old man in Nepal who downed a bottle of whisky after a bet with a friend has died from medical complications three weeks after the drinking challenge, officials said on Thursday.

Pancharam Bishwokarma, owner of a gold shop in the town of Gopetar 300 kilometres east of Kathmandu, agreed to drain a 750 millilitre bottle of Royal Stag on January 16 if his friend paid the bill.

“Bishwokarma then left for home that afternoon. But by 8pm, he was vomiting. He could not sleep and was rushed to a local hospital,” said local police officer Sanjeev Khadka.

The doctors at the district hospital referred him to another hospital in a town in the southern plains. From there, he was again moved to a hospital in Siliguri, a town in the Indian state of West Bengal.

“He was unconscious when he was brought here,” Pashupati Chaudhary, a doctor at the second hospital, BP Koirala Institute of Health Science in Dharan, told AFP.

“We found that he had consumed the concentrated alcohol, which was 42 percent, without any food, finishing it in five minutes. It damaged his vital organs,” Chaudhary said.

Police are checking to see if the whisky, priced at 700 Nepali rupees ($7), could have been adulterated. - AFP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory