Usually, a stoner’s go-to answer when a family member finds a packet of weed in their possession is to call it methi leaves! That’s a very simple cover-up, considering how similar methi leaves and weed look.
Which is why, when a man in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, named Naval Kishore jokingly gave a packet of weed or ganja to a fellow villager’s son, Nitesh, and claimed it was methi, the latter didn’t realise. He went on to give the packet of weed to his sister-in-law and asked her to make a sabzi out of it, reports Navbharat Times.
When the family of six ate the sabzi, which was made out of potatoes and weed, their health started deteriorating. They asked their neighbours to call a doctor. While the neighbours were at it, the entire family fainted and soon had to be hospitalised, reports Patrika.
When the police arrived for an investigation, the found the sabzi on a cooking pan as well as the remaining packet of weed. They have detained Naval Kishore – the man who made the entire mess.
On interrogating him, Naval Kishore said, “Maine mazak mazak mein ganje ke pattiya de di thi.”
Besides the light-headedness, the family is slowly recovering and is under medical care.
Such kind of jokes involving intoxicants can end up in fatal consequences. We urge people to refrain from such acts.