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'My son is gone... save others': Drug overdose claims youth's life in Punjab's Fazilka; but govt sleeping

Despite ongoing election season, which usually brings promises of change and action, there has been a stark lack of initiative from Punjab Govt to tackle growing drug problem

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 22nd 2024 01:57 PM -- Updated: May 22nd 2024 07:56 PM
'My son is gone... save others': Drug overdose claims youth's life in Punjab's Fazilka; but govt sleeping

'My son is gone... save others': Drug overdose claims youth's life in Punjab's Fazilka; but govt sleeping

Fazilka, May 22:  A heart-wrenching incident has come to light from a village in Punjab's Fazilka, where a 22-year-old youth, who got married just two months ago, fell victim to drug overdose. The village is in mourning, with his family shedding tears and pleading for the government to take action to save other young lives.

The bereaved father of the deceased, with tears in his eyes, said, "My son is gone, but please save the other youths of our village."


He alleged that drug trafficking was rampant in their village, with narcotics being sold openly. Many young men have succumbed to this menace, yet the government remain inert, he added.

Notably, despite the ongoing election season, which usually brings promises of change and action, there has been a stark lack of initiative from the Punjab Government to tackle the growing drug problem. Residents of the village are frustrated, seeing no significant efforts to curb the spread of narcotics or provide rehabilitation for those already affected.

"We need immediate and effective measures to stop the sale of drugs and save our youth," said the brother of the deceased. He said the continuous loss of young lives had cast a shadow over their village, with the fear of more families experiencing similar tragedies.

- With inputs from our correspondent

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