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Death by eating Biryani! Second such case in Kerala within 3 days, 20-year-old girl had ordered food online

Pankaj Prasad
Death by eating Biryani
Death by eating Biryani

In a suspected case of food poisoning in Kerala, a 20-year-old woman died on Saturday after consuming 'Kuzhimanthi', a variety of biryani allegedly ordered from a local hotel.

Kasargod: In a suspected case of food poisoning in Kerala, a 20-year-old woman died on Saturday after consuming 'Kuzhimanthi', a variety of biryani allegedly ordered from a local hotel. Police said that Anju Sriparvathy, a resident of Perumbala, had consumed Kuzhimanthi, which she had ordered online from a restaurant named Romancea in Kasargod, on December 31 and was undergoing treatment thereafter. Police told news agency PTI-language, 'The girl's parents complained in this regard, after which the case was registered. Further action will be taken on the basis of the postmortem report.

The girl, who fell ill after eating food, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kasaragod, from where she was taken to another hospital in Mangaluru, Karnataka, where she died during treatment. Meanwhile, State Health Minister Veena George has ordered an inquiry into the incident. George told reporters in Pathanamthitta that instructions have been issued to the Commissioner of Food Safety to submit a report regarding the incident. He said that the license of hotels accused of food poisoning would be canceled under the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA).

Earlier this week, a nurse of the Kottayam Medical College died allegedly after consuming food from an eatery in Kozhikode. Nurse Reshmi Raj (33) had ordered 'Al Fahm', an Arabic chicken dish, from Hotel Park here. After eating food, his health had deteriorated. He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition where he died. Later, the health of 20 other people who had food in the same hotel had deteriorated, who were treated in different hospitals. After this incident, the Food Safety Department of Kerala took action and closed 40 hotels, fined 62 and warned 28 other hotels after raids across the state.