Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Steve Cina revealed Monday that lottery winner Urooj Khan was poisoned by a lethal dose of cyanide. Khan, a well-liked hard-working Indian immigrant, purchased a scratch ticket worth $1 million in Illinois. It was a great day when khan,46 learned he had won, and he leaped for joy upon receiving the news. In one month he was dead, but why?
What was initially said to be a death of natural causes has since proved to be much more sinister. “After being prompted by a relative, the office revisited the case and eventually determined there was a lethal amount of cyanide in Khan's system,” reported CNN.
A man who just wanted to pay off his house, give some money to charity and invest in his business won the lottery, which only amounted to $425,000 after taxes. He received his check on July 19, but the next night he ate and went to bed only to wake up later screaming. After reaching the hospital, he died.
The Cook County medical examiner's office investigated because Khans death was so sudden, but the toxicology test and external examination did not show any foul play and he was deemed dead by natural causes.
A family member asked there be further tests. When the tests came back positive for cyanide, the Chicago police took over the case. A more extensive test was done on khan's blood, and it had a lethal amount of cyanide. This changed his death to a murder.
"The Tribune reported that Khan's 32-year-old widow, Shabana Ansari, declined to talk with its reporter recently about the investigation, except to say that she had talked to police. She praised her husband of 12 year as 'extraordinary, nice, kind and lovable,' telling the newspaper that he was 'the best husband on the entire planet,'" reported Channel-9 News.
This case is still under investigation.
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