A Filipino tourist has died after he was drug induced during a ritual in Peru.
A plant called Ayahuasca is known to make its user hallucinate, though the results vary from user to user, this time it is said to have caused the death of 30-year-old Ernest Villaroman.
Villaroman is said to have died on August 20, after he was given Ayahuasca during a ceremonial session by 50-year-old Rosa Rojas Nunta.
Villaroman was rushed to a nearby hospital but an attending physician declared him dead on arrival.
Police say they have placed Nunta under investigation for the death of the Filipino – a local prosecutor has ordered her to be arrested and detained for her alleged crime.
The plant Ayahuasca is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness, often lasting as long as eight hours. The plant is common within the Amazon Jungle and various regions of South America.
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