Homicidal tea

A. S. Datta, S. C. Lahiri
2014 Zenodo  
Central Forensic Science Laboratory, 30, Gorachand Road, Kolkata-700 014, India E-mail : sujitclahiri@yahoo.com Fax : 91-33-2284-9442 Manuscript received online 20 June 2013, accepted 18 August 2013 Simultaneous deaths of mother and daughter due to consumption of tea served by the hosts were reported to police. Initially death was thought to be due to accidental heart attack but the simultaneous deaths were a pointer towards unnatural deaths. Seized articles related to the preparation of tea,
more » ... ood and viscera of the victims (after postmortem) were investigated thoroughly using routine analysis, HPTLC and GC-MS experiments. The results confirmed the presence of carbofuran in the tea served and deaths were cold blooded murders by pesticides poisoning.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5717998 fatcat:kg62zrqpmrcxdjj7eoqwlk72ee