19-year-old dies after binge drinking at Juhu beach

19-year-old dies after binge drinking at Juhu beach 1
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A 19-year-old girl died of suspected cardiac arrest after consuming a heavy amount of alcohol while celebrating her birthday with friends at Juhu Beach on Thursday.

Although DN Nagar police have ruled out any foul play with respect to sexual assault or drug abuse, the actual cause of death will be ascertained after her toxicology report is released by the Forensic lab at Kalina.

According to the police officials, the deceased celebrated her birthday with family and friends, before leaving with a group of friends for a walk. She was accompanied by two girls and two boys at Juhu beach, where they sat drinking until midnight.

After the revelry, the girl’s friends dropped her home. Her mother was shocked to see her child in a semi-conscious state and tried remedies such as lime to wake her up after giving her a bath.

The teenager soon began choking and was rushed to Cooper hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

Further investigation revealed that the girl had consumed four Bacardi Breezers, some beers and smoked a cigarette. Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of accidental death.

The girl, an Andheri(West) resident, had completed her higher secondary certificate and was pursuing a diploma.

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