A cook at the canteen of the hostel maintained by the department of backward and most backward class welfare at Velagoundanpatti was suspended after 18 girls who consumed half-cooked breakfast here and fell ill on Wednesday.
A Aurumugam, Head Master of Government Higher Secondary School in Velagoundanpatti, said, “A check at the hostel was conducted after 18 students staying in the hostel failed to turn up at the school. When school authorities visited the rooms of the students, they complained of severe stomach ache. All of them were immediately rushed to the hospital.”
Meanwhile, three persons including the warden and two cooks of the Government Girls’ Hostel in Vaniyambadi were suspended on Tuesday, following complaints of poor quality food. On Monday, all 16 girls of the hostel located in Vaniyambadi, held a road roko on the Vaniyambadi-Alangayam Road on Monday complaining about worms and insects in the food served to them.