A 25-year old resident of Sector -D of Sainik Colony, Jammu today died of Drug overdose.
A similar case was reported yesterday from Janipur area, where another young boy reportedly died of drug abuse under mysterious circumstances.
The deaths due to drug abuse have risen to 194, this year alone in Jammu province, in comparison to 75 last year.
Drug abuse is taking the lives of youth in the Jammu region. Families, fearing social stigma, used to keep it under wraps, but they are finally running out of patience.
“It is indeed an alarming situation. During the last one year, the recovery of drugs has increased manifold and so have the cases registered against the drug mafia but reports of deaths due to this menace continue to pour in,” the DIG said.