tamil nadu: NHRC requests report on death of girl after consuming food at Arni restaurant | Chennai News

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TIRUVANAMALAI: The National Human Rights Commission sent notices to the Center and the government of Tamil Nadu to request a “action report” on the death of a 10-year-old child girl and the hospitalization of more than 30 people after consuming food at a restaurant in Arni in Tiruvannamalai district on September 10.
The commission released the opinions on Monday following a complaint from lawyer SK Saamy. The commission in the opinion pointed out that Saamy had filed a complaint that a 10-year-old girl had died and that more than 30 people complained of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness after consuming food. served at the Seven Star Hotel in Arni District.
Those who fell ill were admitted to the Arni government general hospital. Saamy pleaded with the commission to give appropriate instructions to the Union government and all state governments to ensure the quality of the food served in the restaurants.
The commission forwarded the complaint to the Secretary of the Union Food and Consumption Ministry, the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu and the DGP of Tamil Nadu, asking them to submit reports on the measures taken in the six weeks.
The deceased girl has been identified as A Lokshani from Lakshmi Nagar, Arni town. His parents and brother were among 30 other people who fell ill and received treatment at GH and private hospitals. Food and security officials suspected the hotel had served food prepared with stale and contaminated meat.
Arni Town Police booked restaurant owner Amjad Basha and cook Muniyandi under sections 284 (negligent conduct of poisonous substance), 337 (causing injury by endangering life or the personal safety of others) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code and arrested them.


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