Meerut: At least a dozen people were admitted
to a hospital for suspected food poisoning after they had
carrot halwa at a wedding near here, police said on Monday.
"The wedding procession had started from Rajand village
in Kaithal district in Haryana and reached Jithauli village
near Chhota Hasanpur on Sunday. Around a dozen of them fell
sick after they were served carrot halwa previous to their
departure," District Police spokesperson said.
Those affected have been admitted to a hospital and
discharged once they were out of danger, he said.
Meanwhile, the cause of food-poisoning is being probed
and a sample of the dish has been sent for testing. "There
could have been some problem with the carrot halwa, a sample
has been sent for investigation," Food security Officer, P K