LAHORE – A drug addict injected himself to death in the Gowalmandi area, police said on Thursday.

Eyewitnesses told the police that a man started shivering seconds after he administered himself an intravenous drug injection. The man, unidentified so far, fell unconscious instantly and was rushed to a local hospital but expired in the way. The police shifted the body to the morgue for autopsy.

Drug addicts are taking multiple products like injections, syrups, and inhalers. The numbers of drug addicts, using cheap injections, to fulfill their desire are on the rise in the city. Last year, several addicts expired in the suburb of Lahore after they took cough syrup in large quantity.

DIED: A man died under mysterious circumstances when he was working at a plastic factory in the Shafiqabad area.

The deceased worker, identified as Akram, 26, was busy routine operation in a plastic factory in Malipura area when he suddenly fell on the ground. He was rushed to a local hospital soon after he fell unconscious, where he was pronounced as brought dead. The resident of Changa Manga had married almost four months ago. The police handed over the body to the family.