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Gurugram Cafe Manager Arrested: Dry Ice Incident Leaves Customers Vomiting Blood

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In a shocking incident that has left the community in disbelief, the manager of a popular cafe in Gurugram has been arrested after five customers experienced severe health complications. The visuals of these distressed patrons, vomiting blood, surfaced on social media, sparking outrage and concern.

The Disturbing Incident in Gurugram Cafe

The victims, who had visited Laforestta Cafe in Gurugram, were initially seeking a refreshing mouth freshener after their meal. However, what they received was far from ordinary. Instead of the expected palate-cleansing treat, they were unwittingly served dry ice.

The Hazards of Dry Ice

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, created by cooling and condensing the gas. While it is commonly used for various purposes, including cooling and special effects, its consumption can have dire consequences. Here’s why:

  1. Cold Burns: Dry ice is extremely cold, and direct contact with skin or internal tissues can cause frostbite-like injuries. In this case, the victims suffered from severe burns to their mouths and throats.
  2. Asphyxiation Risk: When dry ice sublimates (changes from a solid to a gas), it releases carbon dioxide. In confined spaces, excessive inhalation of this gas can lead to asphyxiation, dizziness, and even loss of consciousness.

The Investigation and Arrest of Gurugram Cafe

Upon receiving reports of the victims’ distress, the Manesar police swiftly launched an investigation. The evidence pointed directly to the cafe’s manager, who allegedly substituted dry ice for the intended mouth freshener. Two of the affected individuals are currently in critical condition, emphasizing the severity of the situation.

Surender Sheoran, ACP Manesar, confirmed that a case has been filed against both the staff and the restaurant owner. The manager, responsible for this grave error, has been taken into custody pending further investigation.

Safety First

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of safety protocols in food establishments. By understanding and respecting the potential dangers of dry ice, we can mitigate the risk of accidents and prioritize the well-being of our patrons.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the victims and their families await justice, while the community grapples with the shock of such a preventable tragedy.

Stay tuned for updates as this case develops.

Sources:

  1. NDTV
  2. Hindustan Times

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