Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday ordered an police inquiry into death of three 15-year-olds due to alleged food poisoning at a private residential school.
Three students of Vidhyavaridhi International Boarding school in Tumkur district have reportedly died due to food poisoning after consuming the dinner on Wednesday.
However, T.B.Jayachandra, Minister for Law, suspects foul play, as two of the three killed was his relatives. He alleges that the students were targeted and miscreants must have poisoned the kids’ food.
The children were first taken to the Taluk hospital where they were recommended to shift them to the district hospital. When they reached the government hospital at 4am on Thursday they were declared dead.
The bodies of these children have been sent for post mortem. One more student and a guard are currently undergoing treatment.
The District health officials team is investigating the matter and have reached the school campus to collect food samples. The samples will be sent to food laboratory for further studies.
A case of death due to negligence is booked against the management of the school and the owner ex-MLA Kiran Kumar has been arrested.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has ordered an high level inquiry into the incident and instructed the district officials to keenly follow it.