As many as 61 students of Hutatma Rajguru Vidyalaya of Tribal Education Institute in Rajgurunagar, Khed Taluka fell sick due to food poisoning on Thursday. The students were admitted to a rural hospital in Chandoli after experinging stomach pain and nausea.
They ate masala rice prepared by a self-help group after which they fell sick, said officials. The rice in one of the cooking pans tasted like soap, said children.
Samples of rice were taken and sent for inspection.