18-year-old Sarmad Alladin is now making headlines following his allegedly dying because of some fat-burning pills that he had hoped would do nothing more and nothing less than help him lose weight.
Ironically enough, Sarmad Alladin passed away soon after snapping some pictures of his newly acquired muscular figure and posting them online.
Sarmad Alladin's friends explain that this 18-year-old used to be a fitness enthusiast, hence his getting the nickname Mr. Muscles.
According to Daily Mail, this teenager was the son of an Indian millionaire, and his being in England at the time of his death was due to his attending some classes at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey.
Commenting on Alladin's death, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Simon Ofield-Kerr made a case of how, “As a university we are devastated by the untimely and tragic passing of one of our students, Sarmad Alladin. Our sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Information made available to the general public thus far says that, when bragging about the effects of the fat-burning pill he was taking, Alladin identified them as being DNP-based (i.e. 2,4-Dinitrophenol-based).
The same source reports that this particular chemical compound, which is well known amongst scientists for its ability to foster a rapid consumption of energy without generation of ATP (i.e. Adenosine-5'-triphosphate), was linked to several other deaths in the past.
Because of this, the University for the Creative Arts wished to warn their students that, “If you have bought or obtained Dinitrophenol or Dymetadrine [two DNP-based drugs] tablets online or anywhere else, please stop using them immediately,” and that, “The drugs are potentially lethal.”
Sarmad Alladin's death occurred this past February 13. Apparently, the teen suddenly began feeling ill and only had time to call an ambulance before collapsing on the floor of his room in Epsom, Surrey.
“Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but there is nothing to suggest any third party involvement,” a spokesperson for the Surrey Police told members of the press.