Yesterday we posted a horrifying video of a man who set himself on fire near white house and was taken to hospital. Well, the man died hours later at the hospital from his injuries.
US Park Police identified him as Arnav Gupta,33, originally from India and lived in Bethesda, Maryland.
Before the incident, authorities in Montgomery County had earlier issued a missing person’s alert for Gupta on Wednesday, saying police were concerned for his “physical and emotional welfare.” In a Facebook post, Montgomery County Police Department said that Gupta was last seen by family when he left his home around 9:20 a.m.
TMZ cited unnamed police sources who said Gupta was hallucinating on K2 – a form of synthetic marijuana – and that he had also taken Phencyclidine.
Phencyclidine is commonly known as PCP or angel dust. It is known to cause hallucinations.
According to Dailymail, K2 has been linked to some graphic suicides, the more recent being that of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez. He reportedly took it before hanging himself in a prison cell.
The clip below shows the moment Arnav Gupta set himself on fire
What is Hallucination
Hallucinations are sensations that appear real but are created by your mind. They can affect all five of your senses. For example, you might hear a voice that no one else in the room can hear or see an image that isn’t real. These symptoms may be caused by mental illness, the side effects of medications, or physical illnesses like epilepsy or alcoholism. Source: Healthline
What is Synthetic Marijuana
Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, contains man-made chemicals that act on the same cell receptors in the brain as THC does in natural marijuana.
Researchers have found instances in which chemicals in synthetic marijuana can bind much more strongly to cell receptors than THC does in marijuana that is grown.
This can produce stronger effects, such as an elevated mood or feeling of relaxation.
But synthetic marijuana is also known to have psychotic effects on some users.
These can include extreme anxiety, confusion, paranoia and even hallucinations.
It is often packaged under names such as Spice, AK-47, Green Giant Scooby Snax, Smacked, iBlown and Dank.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse