Uttar Pradesh: Attempt to poison 4000 Madrassas students foiled by young student



  • The madrassa is a house for at least 4,000 children which Salma Ansari heads in Aligarh run by Al Noor Charitable Society.
  • Salma Ansari has called this incident ‘shocking and scary’.
  • After the incident, students were not allowed to drink water from that tank.

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: Reports of an attempt, to “mix rat poison” in the water of two water coolers at a madrassa in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, a charitable institution called Madrassa Chacha Nehru. The miscreants tried mixing tablets of rat poison into the water of two tanks frequented by almost 4,000 students at the madrasaa, which incidentally is run by a charitable organisation headed by Salma Ansari, the wife of former vice-president, Hamid Ansari.


Fortunately, one of the “miscreants” was spotted mixing the poison by a student Afzal who was asked to keep quiet after threaten with a country made pistol by the criminals. The water cooler has been sealed, and samples sent to forensic laboratory for testing.

The madrasa warden, Junaid Siddiqui, said that Afzal had gone to drink water at the cooler, when he spotted both the criminals attempting to mix some powder into the water cooler.He immediately informed the madrasa warden, who later informed the police.

Although a FIR has been filed against two unidentified persons under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, this seems to be a narrow escape for the children at Chacha Nehru madrassa, run by Aligarh’s Al Noor Charitable Society, run by Mrs Ansari.
Salma Ansari, has called the incident “shocking and scary” and has asked the warden to install CCTV cameras .

Chief medical officer at Aligarh’s J N Medical College, Dr Ehtisham Ahmad, said that though rat poison can’t prove fatal to human beings until it is mixed with an anticoagulant (substance that prevents or reduces coagulation of blood), it could have made the students sick. “A lot, however, would depend on the quantity of rat poison mixed in the water,” he added.

With PTI inputs



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