Gold bangle turns silver, becomes brittle after washing fish
Puthoor (Kollam): In a bizarre incident, the colour of gold bangles changed and one of them became brittle after it came in contact with water in which fish was washed. Retired teacher Puthoor native Sulochana Bai had the weird experience.
The colour of bangles changed after she washed kilimeen (pink perch fish) which was bought from Puthoor market on Tuesday evening. Though the family had the curry prepared from the fish the same day, nobody experienced any discomforts.
But when Sulochana took out the remaining fish from the fridge the next day and washed it ahead of cooking, two gold bangles turned into silver colour and one of them even broke to half. Following this, she kept the fish in fridge without cooking.
Sulochana said that she would lodge a complaint with the authorities in this regard. Food Safety officials stated that presence of chemicals in the fish would have caused the phenomenon and thorough tests will be conducted to confirm this.