Snake found in mid-day meal in Bihar's Araria, several students fall ill
Several school students fell ill after consuming a mid-day meal in which a snake was allegedly found in Bihar's Araria. The incident took place in the upgraded secondary school Amouna in Jogbani under Farbisganj subdivision area on Saturday.
villagers complained that the health condition of over 100 children deteriorated after eating the mid-day meal, officials said 25 children had fallen ill and hospitalised. While serving 'khichdi in the mid-day meal to students, a dead snake was found in one of the plates. But by then, the food had already been consumed by many students. The incident triggered panic in the school.
Children who had consumed the meal started vomiting, police said. The Jogbani police and Forbesganj SDO and SDPO were informed about the incident. Police admitted the sick children to Forbesganj Sub-Divisional Hospital. As news about the incident spread, villagers and guardians reached the school and started creating a ruckus, police said. A few people even assaulted the headmaster of the school.