Sulvadi Maramma prasad case, death toll rises to 15

Mys Sulvadi toll rises to 15

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah inspects the well being of the victims of Sulvadi temple prasadam poison case, at K R Hospital, in Mysuru, on Saturday. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Dinesh Gundu Rao, MP R Dhruvanarayan, Minister C Puttarangashtty are seen. DH File Photo

The death toll in the Kicchugutti Maramma temple prasad case rose to 15, as a woman died at Cauvery Heart and Multi Speciality Hospital, in Siddhartha Layout, on Bannur Road, here on Tuesday.

Dundamma (50), wife of Nagaraju of Saluru Mutt Road in Male Mahadeshwara Betta (MM Hills), Hanur taluk, Chamarajanagar district, died at 12.10 pm on Tuesday. Her daughter Annapoorna, who was at home in MM Hills, fell ill hearing about the death of her mother, said relatives. Only a couple of relatives were attending to Dundamma in the hospital. The body was sent for post-mortem.

For now, 14 deaths were reported till Monday evening. More than 100 people fell ill, after consuming prasad laced with pesticides at Maramma temple in Sulvadi, Hanur taluk, last Friday.

Following the incident, all the victims were shifted to Mysuru. On Monday, Myli Bai (35) of Marthalli in Hanur taluk of Chamarajanagar district had died at JSS Hospital.

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