Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Poisoned Milk (India)


Times of India
20 August 2012

Jaideep Shenoy, TNN

MANGALORE: After preying on the battered psyche of students from the North-East, rumour mongers had a field day targeting consumers of Nandini milk processed and marketed by Dakshina Kannada Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd (DKMUL) on Monday. A rumour that Nandini milk delivered to agents across Dakshina Kannada and neighbouring Kasargod was adulterated (read poisoned) that spread as wildfire was enough to cause panic. [...]


Deccan Herald [India]
20 August 2012

Mangalore: DH News Service

Rumours of poison in Nandini milk triggered panic in the coastal district on Monday. People woke up to phone calls from friends and relatives and news on the television that their milk was poisoned.

Initially rumours spread via SMSes that some people had died and a few more were hospitalised after consuming Nandini milk in various parts of Dakshina Kannada. [...]


Times of India
21 August 2012


[...] In Chikmagalur town, a vehicle went around the streets with a microphone asking people not to buy milk, vegetables, curds, mehndi or perfume, saying they had been laced with poison. According to witnesses, the announcement was made in Urdu and in Kannada.

Chikmagalur district police chief Shashi Kumar said some mosques in Chikmagalur asked the community members to be cautious while using mehndi and perfume, but did not include milk, curd or vegetables in the list.