The Hindu

Girl dies after samosa eating contest

- Special Correspond­ent

A 14-year-old girl died after she participat­ed in a samosa eating competitio­n with her friends at Neelankara­i.

The girl was a class X student in a private school. Her father owns a hotel. Police said her family claimed that after swallowing samosas, she had aerated drinks and fainted. She was rushed to a private hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctors. The Neelankara­i police registered a case of unnatural death. Investigat­ion is under way. Police are looking into a suicide angle also. Two days ago, another girl from the same school had committed suicide by hanging at her residence due to personal issues, police said.

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