Ranga Reddy: In a case of suspected food poisoning more than sixty seven school girls of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), a government run school which provides residential elementary educational facilities to girls belonging to minority communities in Ranga Reddy district, were hospitalised on Saturday. Apparently they were served fruit salad as part of dinner at the hostel mess and by Sunday morning, the sixty seven students complained of severe stomach ache, diarrhea and vomiting. They were immediately shifted to Chevella Government Hospital.

While thirty seven of them were treated and sent back to the hospital, the remaining thirty of them were sent to Niloufer hospital in Hyderabad for further treatment. Apparently the fruits were kept outside and the exposure could caused damage to them before being served to the girls. Chevella police have registered a case under section 337 IPC (causing hurt by act of endangering life) against the school principal and the cooks based on a complaint filed by the parents.

District Social Welfare department officials are probing the incident and questioning the Hostel Warden and School staff about the incident.

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