95 prison inmates fall ill

95 prison inmates fall ill

“On Tuesday, 20 inmates complained of diarrhoea and were treated at the prison hospital. The next day, 25 more complained of the same problem. As many as 50 inmates complained of diarrhoea on Wednesday. However, all those admitted at the hospital are recovering,” said Lingaraj of Parappana Agrahara.

Former Minister Krishnaiah Setty had distributed sweets to the inmates three days ago. However, the jail authorities have ruled out the possibility of the sweets causing the illness, as the others who consumed sweets are fine.

The hospital staff attribute it to contaminated water. Water sample has been sent to the BBMP health inspector, said Lingaraj.

Top brass in the Central Prisons, however, denied reports that more than 150 undertrials had taken ill and were shifted to Victoria and Bowring hospitals in the City.

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