Imphal: 50 Policemen Falls Ill after Consuming Fermented Soybeans


At least 50 policemen undergoing training at the Manipur Police Training College (MPTC), Pangei in Imphal East district have fallen ill after consuming fermented soybeans, said a police officer on Friday.

MPTC Director RK Tutusana, while quoted by news agency PTI said that the trainees of the Manipur Police and the Manipur Rifles had bought the fermented soybeans, a local delicacy, for consumption from outside the premise of the training center and were not served from within.

The officer said that they complained of fever and diarrhea after consuming the soybeans on Thursday night and were rushed to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).

The policemen, were, however, discharged from the hospital later and have been given two days rest before the resumption of their training on Monday.

The officer further informed that the police are investigating the source of the soybeans and have sent samples to the Food Safety officials.

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