Health Desk-- 17 May, 2018: Nearly 500 people have fallen sick after taking biriyani served at a rally of an MP aspirant from Kotchandpur-Maheshpur constituency Parvin Talukder Maya in Kotchandpur upazila of Jhenidah.
According to Upazila Health Officer Dr Shahb Uddin, about 248 of them were admitted to Kotchandpur Upazila Health Complex as of 2pm on Thursday.
Locals said the rally was organised at the main bus stand of the upazila headquarters on Wednesday following a showdown from the Maheshpur.
At the end of the programme, around 5,000 packets of biriyani were distributed among the participants.
However, a five-member committee, led by additional police superintendent (Sadar Circle) Kanak Kumar Das, has been formed to investigate the incident.