Four Nepalese people die of suffocation in India
Sep 21: A family of four, including three women, died due to suffocation while sleeping in a shed of a poultry farm where they were working.
The deceased have been identified as Kaale Sarera, 60, his wife Lakshmi Sarera, 50, his relative Usha Sarera, 40 and Phool Sarera, 16.
A senior officer told reporters that the deceased family was from Nepal and had come to work in the poultry farm situated in the Doddabelavangala on the outskirts of the city a week ago.
The family had been given a shed next to the poultry farm to live and they had lit a stove made of empty tin and put firewood to create smoke to drive away mosquitoes.
However, due to a lack of ventilation, the smoke engulfed the shed and the four who were sleeping died due to lack of oxygen.
The incident came to light on Sunday morning when the owner had called them to find no response.
After failing to get a response from repeated calls, he called the neighbouring house requesting them to go and check.
The neighbours reached the shed and peeped through the window to find them dead in a sleeping position. The police rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies for post-mortem. They have registered a case of UDR for further investigation.
The police are awaiting a post-mortem report to ascertain the reason behind the death.