Two women died and 11 others, including two children, have been hospitalised after they allegedly consumed ‘prasada’ that had been distributed at a temple in Chintamani town in Chickballapur district on Friday night.
So far, two people have been arrested in connection with the incident, Karthik Reddy, Chikkaballapura Superintendent of Police, said.
#UPDATE Deaths after consuming ‘prasad’ at Gangamma Temple in Chintamani of Chikkaballapura on 25 Jan night: Another death takes the death toll up to 2. 4 ppl in critical condition. A woman, who worked as a cook at a hotel, has been taken into custody. Case registered. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/wFGqEK11a7
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2019
Kavitha, a 28-year-old homemaker, died of dehydration after incessant vomiting. Her children too have been hospitalised.
Two unidentified women came to the Gangamma Devi temple at night in Chintamani taluk, 70 km from Bengaluru, amid celebrations and distributed halwa to the devotees, according to news agency PTI.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in a statement said his government is preparing a blueprint so that such recurring incidents don’t happen in future.
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