More children falling prey in Jagtial

More children falling prey in Jagtial
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A recent incident where about 20 fifth class students of Jagtial district caught inhaling fevicol and whitener shows the gravity of the situation of both urban and rural children getting addicted to these vices. Earlier to this, a few ninth-class students were found smoking ganja. To get the kick, children put a little quantity of fevicol in a cover, blow air into it and will inhale. This gives

Jagtial: A recent incident where about 20 fifth class students of Jagtial district caught inhaling fevicol and whitener shows the gravity of the situation of both urban and rural children getting addicted to these vices. Earlier to this, a few ninth-class students were found smoking ganja. To get the kick, children put a little quantity of fevicol in a cover, blow air into it and will inhale. This gives them kick lasting for four hours, paralysing the mind.

The increasing incidents of children getting addicted to fevicol and whitener-inhaling is worrying the district police and they were forced to take strong action against such children under the Juvenile sections of the relevant Act.

Police suspect that the links the Jagtial district having with Mumbai, Gulf, and those persons with a criminal background are the reasons for such incidents. Doctors warned that children, who get addicted to whitener-inhaling are at the risk of brain damage and even may get cancer. The brain of the addicted children may permanently be damaged, resulting in victims becoming mad, as the chemicals containing in the whitener, fevicol etc can have a disastrous effect on their health.

Since fevicol sale could not banned, the local doctors suggested to divert the attention of the children towards studies and they should be encouraged to participate in sports. The police suggested the parents to keep a close watch on the friends of their wards.

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