Chennai: A 47-year-old man working as a pharmacist at a herbal products firm in Chennai died after consuming a medicine he and his boss developed to treat coronavirus infections.
The deceased has been identified as K Sivanesan.
Initial police investigation revealed that Sivanesan and his boss Rajkumar, 67 decided to tested the drug on themselves.
They both collapsed after consuming the medicine and were rushed to a nearby hospital where Sivanesan passed away.
It is gathered that he had consumed a larger quantity of the drug while Rajkumar who took a few drops is said to be stable and is undergoing treatment.
A police investigation is ongoing.