Hoshiarpur: Carbon Mono Oxide (CO) which is popularly known as Silent Killer has killed 2 people in Hoshiarpur. The CO gas was produced from the coal fire in the room. Police have recorded the proceedings under section 174 of CrPC.
Notably, Kaushal Tiwari and Budhu Ram both migrant labourers from UP were working at Sabzi Mandi Hoshiarpur from last 20 years. Both of them burnt coal fire in their room last night and slept. But, they didn’t wake up in the morning as the Carbon Mono Oxide (silent killer) produced by the coal fire killed both of them.
Police handed over the dead bodies to the kins after postmortem.
How does the Carbon Mono Oxide was produced?
When coal (carbon) burns, it reacts with oxygen (O). If the oxygen is in abundant then Carbon Di Oxide (CO2) is produced but when the amount of oxygen is less then Carbon Mono Oxide (CO) is produced.
In this case, when the coal was burning, the amount of oxygen in the closed room decreased gradually, thus Carbon Mono Oxide was produced.
Carbon Mono Oxide reacts with Haemoglobin and make it Carboxyl-Haemoglobin. Carboxyl-Haemoglobin do not accept oxygen and thus the human dies a silent death in deficiency of oxygen.