December 6, 2015
Tension prevailed in the Singanallur police station as members of the Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) and the Tamil Nadu Traders Association engaged in a heated argument when a member of HMK fell ill after eating a stale Gulab Jamun from a shop near Singanallur.
According to ‘Colony’ Prabhu, District Youth Wing General Secretary of HMK, C. Selvaraj (20), a member HMK had reportedly consumed a Gulab Jamun bought from a shop. “One of our office members bought the sweet for his family members. The boy had consumed around four Gulab Jamuns from the box at the office. He immediately began vomiting and was rushed to a nearby private hospital,” he said.
Selvaraj is currently undergoing treatment at the hospital for food poisoning.
Prabhu further alleged that the Singanallur police refused to file the complaint given by the members of the HMK because they were influenced by the members of the Tamil Nadu Traders’ Association.
A heated argument broke out between the members of both the groups inside the police station after the police refused to register an FIR.
Prabhu said that the police have directed them to go to the consumer court. “We have collected all the Gulab Jamun packets from the store. None of it has an expiry date. We will be approaching the Consumer Court on Monday,” he said.