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70 fall ill after Prasad consumption

At least 70 persons have taken ill after they consumed prasad at a religious function in Kamrup Rural district on Wednesday night. According to police, the ailing people complained of vomiting and stomachache after taking the prasad consisting of sprouts, gram, coconut at Hholmari village near Bijoynagar town of the district.

The affected have been admitted to local hospitals in Palashbari and Mirza. Senior district officials have gone to the spot and samples of the offering has been sent for tests.

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