India: Six of family die of food poisoning in Dausa

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TNN 13 July 2009, 04:18am IST


JAIPUR: A woman and her five children died of food poisoning in Charda village under Nangal police station of Dausa district on Sunday. The husband

of the woman and their two daughters are fighting for life at SMS hospital in Jaipur.

According to sources, the entire family of Shankar Lal, a small-time farmer in Charda village, took some rice and poha on Sunday morning. Soon after consuming the meal, all of them complained of severe stomach pain and started vomiting. They were soon rushed to a local hospital. Doctors in Dausa, finding their condition critical, referred them to SMS hospital in Jaipur. However, four of them died on way to hospital.

SP, Dausa, Mehtab Singh Chaudhary told TOI that police came to know about the incident after the victims were shifted to Jaipur. A police team reached Shankar's house, but the house was locked from outside, he said. The bodies were sent for post-mortem and the viscera have been preserved for further investigation.

A doctor at SMS hospital, B L Bhatia, said that earlier only four persons were admitted to the hospital in a serious condition but later the father of the children, Shankar Lal, was also admitted. The deceased include Anokhi (40), Kaushalya (16), Bharti (17), Pooran (18), Raj Kumar (9) and Raj Bai. Shankar Lal, Shanti (12) and Sunita (6) are undergoing treatment and their condition was critical, he said.

A close relative of the family said that the meal might have turned poisonous due to some contamination. The villagers are shocked at the deaths and demanded compensation for the family.





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