Raksha Bandhan turns tragic: 3 of a family die after consuming pancake in Odisha

They died after consuming homemade pancakes prepared for the festivity

india Updated: Aug 07, 2017 23:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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Three members of a family die in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district after consuming pancakes prepared for the Raksha Bandhan festivity. (Shutterstock photo for representational purpose )

Raksha Bandhan festivity turned into a tragedy for a family in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district on Monday when its three members, including a minor girl, died after consuming homemade pancakes.

Bhima Harijan’s daughter Kuntala had brought the sweet delicacy along with a Rakhi to her parents’ home at Haldi village in Raighar block on Sunday.

Bhima’s daughter-in-law Laxmi started vomiting hours after the family consumed the delicacies. She was the first to die. Laxmi’s brother-in-law Diban Harijan and her daughter died at Umerkote community health centre on Monday.

Laxmi’s another daughter was said to be serious.

The food item was sent for test to determine whether it was contaminated.

Laxmi’s husband Bhabagrahi and other members of the family who did not consume the pancakes survived.

First Published: Aug 07, 2017 23:44 IST