3 Sisters Die In UP's Raebareli After Allegedly Consuming Snacks: Police

The father of the girls claimed that their health condition deteriorated after they consumed loose snacks purchased by him from a local market.

3 Sisters Die In UP's Raebareli After Allegedly Consuming Snacks: Police

The three girls died during treatment, the police said. (Representational image)

Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh):

Three sisters aged 8, 6 and 4 years fell ill and died after allegedly consuming snacks in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district, the police said today.

The incident was reported from in Unchahar area in the district on Saturday.

The father of the girls Naveen Kumar Singh claimed that he had purchased loose snacks, including puffed rice, from the Jamunapur market on Friday evening and all of them had consumed those snacks, following which the girls took ill and died.

The three girls started vomiting and the family took them to the NTPC hospital where doctors declared one dead, while the other two were sent to the district hospital where they died during treatment, police said.

Upon receiving information about the incident, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Vinay Kumar Mishra and police officer Shiv Shankar Singh reached the village and took samples of the snacks consumed by the girls.

"The first two girls died on Saturday while the third girl was getting treatment but she also died at night around 12 at the district hospital. The autopsy of the two girls could not ascertain the cause of death. We have sent a medical team to the village to examine other children there," said SDM Vinay Kumar Mishra.

Officials of the Food Department have been taken away for examination, Mr Mishra added.

Further investigation is underway.