Thirty girl students of a government school in Delhi fell ill after consuming mid-day meal that allegedly had a dead lizard in it, police said. The students were rushed to a hospital and later discharged.
"The vice-principal of the school has alleged that there was a dead lizard in the food," he added.
On the basis of the complaint, the police registered a case and a probe was initiated, the official said.
According to the hospital authorities, the students of senior secondary school in Narela's Bankner complained of abdominal pain after consuming the food. They were discharged after receiving treatment.
"It is possible that the food may have got spoilt due to summer heat. The test results will help ascertain the cause," the official added.
This is the second such incident within a week as on Saturday, two girls fell ill after having mid-day meal, in which a dead lizard was allegedly found, at a Delhi government school in east Delhi's Khichdipur.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Monday conducted surprise inspection in two kitchens in the city where the meals were being prepared for distribution in schools and warned the workers of strict action if any irregularities were found.
"The Education Director has called a meeting of all mid-day meal suppliers tomorrow. I have directed that there should be regular monitoring of the kitchens where meals are prepared. If any of them is found not meeting the required standards, their contract will be cancelled," Sisodia told reporters.
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