Two of family die after eating ragi dish

Nabarangpur: In a shocking incident, two brothers of a family in Guniapara Sahi of Nuaguada panchayat under Umerkote block in the district died under suspicious circumstances on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Maniram Gouda and Chaitanya Gouda, sons of Rajaman Gouda.

According to sources, Rajaman, his wife and their three sons ate some food item made up of ragi. After consuming the food, two brothers died while another son and the wife of Rajaman fell ill and their condition is stated to be critical.

While the younger son has been admitted to Nabarangpur hospital, his mother Sanmati is undergoing treatment at Umerkote hospital, sources added.

Police has started an investigation into the matter. “The exact reason behind the death can be ascertained after we receive the postmortem report,” said a police official.