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Delhi man tries liquid nitrogen cocktail, ends up with a hole in stomach

The man was kept on a ventilator for three more days and later discharged

Press Trust of India  |  Gurugram 

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A businessman ended up in a hospital with his "open like a book" after consuming a containing liquid at a in

The unwitting patron, who was partying with his friends there, apparently did not wait for the white smoke created by the chemical to dissipate before consuming it, according to doctors.

This proved dire for the man who was taken to Columbia Asia hospital in the city, where tests revealed a in his

Dr Amit D Goswami, who attended to the victim, said his condition during treatment was so critical that his looked like an "open book".

"During the the patient's surgery, his stomach appeared like an open book in the middle and lower portion, and lots of food and dirty fluids had dripped into the abdominal cavity," he said.

The doctors then successfully removed the lower portion of the stomach and artificially joined the remaining part with the small intestine.

The man was kept on a for three more days and later discharged.

"Now the patient is doing fine," Goswami said.

The police, meanwhile, said they were taking the February 13 incident seriously and waiting for the victim to register a case against the

"We are trying to identify the involved in this incident and obtain the victim's details from the hospital administration," ACP-PRO, Police, Manish Sehgal told PTI.

"It is a very serious issue if the pub's staff offered with soda mixed with liquid nitrogen," he said.

Liquid is used at bars to quickly chill glasses, freeze ingredients or provide a smoky effect to drinks.

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 10:40 IST