A 15-year old girl has died on Friday in Telangana’s Nizamabad city after allegedly consuming food at a Madarsa. 13 other students have fallen ill as well and are currently undergoing treatment at a hospital. The deceased, Sumaiya, was a student of Jamia Safia Madrassa in Mallepally.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), North Division, said, “The 15-year-old girl complained of vomiting and motions following which she was immediately shifted to the local hospital but the doctors declared her brought dead”. He added, “Later in the day, 13 more girls complained of the same and were shifted to Nizamabad Government Hospital. All the 13 minor girls are currently stable and undergoing treatment.”
Dr Venkat, District Medical and Health Officer, said that the 13 girls undergoing treatment are out of danger. He also added that food and water samples have been collected from the Madrassa for analysis. According to District Minority Welfare Minister J Sanjeev Kumar, the Madrassa is not recognized by the State government.
A case has been registered and a probe has been launched into the matter.