In a bizarre incident reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj, a family cooked ‘ganja sabzi’ and ate it thinking it was methi (fenugreek). The incident was reported from Miyaganj village on Saturday.
A vegetable seller sold ganja to a local named Nitesh, claiming that it was methi. Nitesh did not realise what he was given. He returned home and gave the packet to his sister-in-law Pinki to cook the meal.
Around 4 in the evening, Pinki cooked the weed thinking that it was methi and the family of six ate ‘ganja sabzi’ around 5 pm, Amar Ujala reported.
After a while, the family’s health started deteriorating. They asked their neighbours to call a doctor. While the neighbours contacted the doctor, the entire family fainted.
The neighbours then alerted the police after which the family was taken to a hospital.
When the police started the investigation, they found the cooked ‘ganja sabzi’ in a kadhai as well as the uncooked weed left in the packet. The cops seized the cooked and uncooked weed.
The vegetable seller was also detained. When the police interrogated him, he reportedly told that he gave ganja in place of methi as a joke.
The police said that a case will be registered after a complaint is filed.
In May, a 25-year-old man, who worked as a food delivery agent, was arrested by the police for allegedly selling ganja under the guise of delivering food in Chennai. The police action came after they received a tip-off about a food delivery agent selling ganja in the city.