Three persons, including the owner of the hotel which had provided ‘Kuzhimanthi’, were taken into custody here on Saturday after a 20-year-old woman died due to suspected food poisoning upon consuming the biryani dish, police said.
The three persons were taken into custody as part of preventive detention in order to protect them from angered protesters in the area, Kasaragod police said.
Meanwhile, Melparamba police said they were awaiting the post-mortem report of the woman in order to take further action.
“Three persons have been taken under preventive detention. The case is registered at Melparamba police station. They will take further action. During the day, there were multiple protests towards the restaurant and so we took them into custody,” Kasaragod police told PTI.
Meanwhile, Kerala Health Minister Veena George ordered a probe into the incident.
“Directions have been issued to the Food Safety Commissioner to file a report with regard to the incident. The DMO is also looking into the incident and the treatment given to the girl,” George told reporters at Pathanamthitta.