Nurse's death due to food poisoning: Hotel's chief cook arrested, booked for murder

Kottayam: The chief cook was arrested for the death of a nurse due to food poisoning after consuming an 'Alfaham' dish bought from a hotel in Sankranthi, Kottayam.

Mohammad Sirajudheen, a Tirur native and the head chef of the 'Malappuram Kuzhi Mandi' hotel, was arrested by the Gandhinagar police from Kadampuzha for the death of Rashmi Raj, a nurse at Kottayam Medical College Hospital.

The accused is charged with murder, and the Etumanoor court remanded him in custody for 14 days.

The police said that he was hiding in Kadampuzha. Meanwhile, the officials have confirmed that Rashmi Raj ate food from the same hotel where the accused worked.

Rashmi Raj consumed Alfam from the hotel on December 29. However, she started vomiting and had diarrhoea later that day.

Following this, her colleagues admitted her to medical college. Her condition worsened, and she died at 7:00 PM on Monday.

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