Rae Bareli: Three girls, aged 8, 7 and 5, died after consuming puffed rice and ‘namkeen’.
The incident took place in the Mirza Inayatullapur Patti village in Rae Bareli district on Saturday.
According to reports, Naveen Kumar Singh’s three daughters, Pari, Vidhi and Pihu, had bought the snacks and ate them.
All three girls started vomiting and the family took them to the Community Health Centre (CHC), where doctors declared one girl dead, while two were sent to the district hospital.
The two girls also died during treatment, police said.
After receiving information about the incident, a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) reached the village and took samples of the snacks consumed by the girls.
The police have detained the shopkeeper and his two sons from whom the girls had purchased the snacks.
Police have sent the bodies of the girls for post-mortem.