Kerala Shawarma kills 16 years old school girl

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Kerala Shawarma kills 16 years old school girl

40 others reported serious

Thiruvananthapuram : Friday's death of a sixteen-year-old school girl Devananda following consumption of "shawarma," an Arabic non-vegetarian food from the eatery in Kasaragod has shocked Kerala. More than 40 students who had "shawarma" from the eatery have been admitted to various hospitals after complaining of diarrhoea, vomiting and giddiness. According to Kasaragod District Medical Officer, the condition of more than 30 students is serious.

Mohammed Anax, the manager of the eatery "Ideal Food Point" and the shawarma maker have been arrested while the proprietor of the hotel is absconding. Kunhi Mohammed, the proprietor, has reached West Asia and the police have requested him to return to Kasaragod for enquiry.

The Food Safety Inspector's office said that Ideal Food Point has been operating without a license for the last many years. The deceased Devananda and more than 90 per cent of those undergoing treatment in various hospitals belong to poor Hindu families in Cheruvathur village.

This is not the first instance of youths getting killed after eating "shawarma," a kind of Arabian import to Kerala thanks to petrodollars and expatriates. While the first case was that of Christian youth in the capital city in 2012, one has lost track of the number of casualties arising out of shawarma consumption. All hotels and eateries that serve shawarma are owned by Muslims making it impossible for law enforcement agencies to probe the antecedents of the owners.

Interestingly, there were many reports of Railway Police in Chennai seizing rotten meat which was being transported to Kerala for making the Arab delicacies. The stuff is meant for such eateries and they make a giant kill by serving this food to kafirs and infidels. The owners of these shops enjoy patronage from the CPI(M) and Congress alike.

The Kerala media, servile to Islamic outfits, have started airing reports giving clean chits to the owners of the eateries while the department of public health has gone public with the statement that most of the eateries operate without license or permission.

Even as the report of Devananda's death hogged the limelight, a bench of the Supreme Court asked the Lakshadweep Administrator to continue serving non-vegetarian meals to school children in the islands, The administrator of the islands had issued an order asking the school department to stop serving meat, beef and mutton in schools as part of the noon-meal scheme.