Four of family seriously ill after eating flour

February 18th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Four members of a family, who fell ill after consuming chapatis made of contaminated flour in Ghaziabad, were still in a critical condition, police said Thursday. The owners of the shop have been detained and a sample of flour sent for tests. According to police, Shashi Kant Tyagi, a resident of G-block in Sanjay Nagar, fell ill along with his wife Rashmi, mother Bimla and sister Kavita after eating the evening meal following a day-long fast.

The family had brought special flour from a neighbourhood shop, Charu Provision Store, located in H-block and after consuming chapattis made of it, they fell into convulsions.

They were taken to Gargi Hospital where the condition of Kavita was stated to be critical Thursday evening while the other three were also in a serious condition.

Officials of the food and drug administration department inspected the shop and seized samples of the flour, manufactured by a factory at Meerut Road, and sent these to Lucknow for testing. A case was registered at Kavi Nagar police station.

Police detained shopkeepers Dinesh and Gaurav along with their salesman Sushil.

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