50 students take ill after eating 'foreign' chocolates!

Students show the chocolates that were distributed at Dejamma Mahaveer School in Brindavan Extension in Mysore on Thursday. DH Photo

Dejamma, chairperson of Mahaveer Education and Cultural Trust that runs the school, had returned from a foreign tour and had distributed the chocolates she had brought among the students. Some students, about 50 of them, developed stomach pain and began to vomit. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they were administered fluids. Barring four students, remaining have been discharged after recovery in the evening.

Learning about the incident, angry parents — who thronged the school — ransacked the premises, besides breaking flower pots. Mayor Pushpalatha T B Chikkanna and deputy mayor M J Ravikumar who rushed to the school took the chairperson to task.

Tibetan sentenced

A tibetan convicted of theft has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment.
Tashi, a Tibetan had allegedly stolen four new mobile phones from a shop on Akbar road under Mandi police limits on November 23, 2010. He had been to the shop posing as a customer. He also purchased currency for Rs 20 and also recharged his the cellphone for Rs 229.

He handed over a currency note of Rs 1,000 to the shopkeeper Raghu towards the purchase. Raghu went to a neighbouring shop to fetch a change. Misusing this opportunity, Tashi ran away with the mobile handsets. Following a complaint, Mandi police team led by inspector C Kiran Kumar and SI (crime) Mahadevaiah traced the accused to Mangalore. He confessed to the crime during investigation.

Judge of PFM and JMFC Shashidhar Shetty also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on the accused. Assistant public prosecutor Nagarajappa argued on behalf of the prosecution.

House burgled

Burglars have made away with articles worth Rs two lakh from a house in Ananda Nagar under Saraswathipuram police limits.

Raghunandan, a BSNL employee had been to Bangalore along with his family. He returned on Thursday, only to discover the incident. The front door had been broken open. Cash and gold ornaments totalling worth Rs two lakh is suspected to have been stolen.

A case has been registered.

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