A woman sarpanch and her two relatives died after drinking contaminated water near here, officials said today.
One of them died yesterday, while the other two breathed their last today.
Initial investigations suggest they died after drinking contaminated water, the collector added.
Another woman member of the tribal family, who drank water from the same pot, is being treated, said Chauhan.
Ravdi police station inspector Ram Singh Rathore said the deceased were identified as Maya Bhuria (32), the sarpanch of Selaj Maida, her mother-in-law Devli Bai Bhuria (65) and the sarpanch's niece Seema Bhuria (16).
Samples of the contaminated water have been sent for laboratory tests, Rathore said.
Kesri Bai Bhuria (40), who is the sister of the sarpanch's husband, is being treated in the district hospital where her condition is improving, the police officer said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, Rathore said.
Chauhan said District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Somesh Mishra, Chief Medical and Health Officer (CM&HO) P Nanaware and district hospital civil surgeon Anand Chandelkar have reached the village for an on the spot assessment.
She said the water in the 'chatti' was found to be too muddy.
However, it was not yet known how the water in the pot got contaminated.
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