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Indian minister, 48, drinks dirty water from river to show locals it's safe then falls ill

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Indian minister, 48, drinks dirty water from river to show locals it's safe then falls ill

An Indian minister who drank a glass of dirty water from a 'holy' river to prove to locals it's safe has been hospitalised after falling ill. 

Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab, was airlifted to New Delhi after downing the polluted water from the Kali Bein.

Video showing Mann scooping up a glass of water and downing the filthy liquid has since gone viral. 

Bhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab, was beside a holy man when he decided to demonstrate the cleanliness of the river

 Provided by Daily MailBhagwant Mann, Chief Minister of Punjab, was beside a holy man when he decided to demonstrate the cleanliness of the river
 
Mann confidentially bent over to fill his glass before publicly drinking the water taken straight from the river 
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Provided by Daily MailMann confidentially bent over to fill his glass before publicly drinking the water taken straight from the river 

A couple of days after drinking the water, Mann started to complain of a stomach ache. 

He was taken to the Apollo Indraprastha Hospital in Sarita Vihar and was admitted overnight . 

Medics said Mann had developed an infection and was treated by a multi-disciplinary team. 

According to New Indian Express, as soon as medics completed a range of tests on the minister before he was released from hospital.  

A couple of days after drinking the water, Mann started to complain of a stomach ache
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Provided by Daily MailA couple of days after drinking the water, Mann started to complain of a stomach ache
 
Reference: Darren Boyle for MailOnline 

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