Sarmad Alladin, the teen known as “Mr Muscles” was rushed to hospital dying just hours after taking to Facebook to praise the fat-burning tablets called DNP, that he bought online. The “devastated” university he was enrolled in warned all its students: “The drugs are potentially lethal.” Officials told of suspicions the pills — full name dinitrophenol and linked to 60 deaths — were “circulating on campus”. In an alert to students, they begged: “Please stop using them immediately.”
Feared victim Sarmad Alladin, 18 — an international student and son of an Indian millionaire — called an ambulance as he suddenly collapsed.
He was living in digs in Epsom, Surrey, while attending the nearby University for the Creative Arts.
The fitness fanatic, who called himself KidAlladin, had posted snaps of his new muscles online after stunning chums with his dramatic weight loss and honed physique.
Last night his shattered family, who flew to UK from Hyderabad, were awaiting the results of a post mortem. Police said: “At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained.”
A pal of Sarmad’s said of the danger pills: “He wasn’t the type to put something like that into his body, so clearly they’re misleading. I’ve cried so much since he died.”