Mayank Agarwal files police complaint to investigate foul-play after health-scare

Mayank Agarwal was admitted to a hospital in Agartala after drinking a 'poisonous' liquid from a pouch, which he thought was water before his flight to New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Mayank Agarwal (Source - Twitter)

Mayank Agarwal (Source - Twitter)

India star opener Mayank Agarwal fell sick just before his plane to New Delhi was scheduled to take off, prompting his hospitalisation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Tuesday. The 32-year-old cricketer complained of burning in his mouth and throat after taking the flight to Surat. He was taken to the ILJ Hospital in Agartala and hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). However, the cricketer swallowed liquid from a pouch that was on his plane seat, misunderstanding it to be water.

The top-order batter's manager revealed to the public that the star cricketer had consumed the poisonous liquid in place of the water.  The opening batter is currently stable and has been discharged from the hospital.

Asked about details, the top cop also said: "His manager said that when he was sitting in the airplane, there was a pouch in front of him. He drank a little bit and not much, but suddenly there was irritation in his mouth, and suddenly he couldn't talk also and was brought to ILS hospital. He had swelling and ulcers in the mouth. Otherwise, his vitals are stable."

Police has admitted his complaint and we will investigate what happened: Reports

According to sources, Mayank Agarwal has logged the police complaint about the same matter, and an investigation is set to take place on the same matter. However, the manager further revealed that the SRH batter will be travelling to Bangalore for further health care.

State health secretary Kiran Gitte added: "Police has admitted his complaint and we will investigate as to what happened. As per his manager, he will travel to Bengaluru tomorrow and meanwhile, whatever best treatment is available in Agartala, we will provide him. After being assessed by the consultants of the hospital in an emergency, he was admitted. For now, he is clinically stable and is being constantly clinically monitored."

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