Consumer Forum awards Rs. 30,000 to father who found an insect in cough syrup for his child

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Sukhwinder Singh Sodhi, had bought a cough syrup to treat his child’s cough only to find that there was an insect inside it! The syrup Decoff-T costing Rs. 26.61 rupees which was manufactured in October 2013 with expiry date September 2015 was not fit to give to his child.

He complained to the district consumer disputes redressal forum, Hoshiarpur which ordered the Managing Director, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. Delhi and Shiva Biogenecic Pharmaceuticals in village Solan in H.P. to pay up Rs. 30,000 as compensation along with Rs. 2000 as costs to Sodhi.

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