People fall sick after drinking from contaminated water bottles at Biswanath Chariali

BISWANATH
Contaminated packaged drinking water
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In a shocking incident, three people fell sick after drinking packaged water bottles from Aqua Delight label at Biswanath Chariali on May 8.

The incident came to light when one Hafiz Mandal purchased a bottle from the same label and found moss in the water bottle at a Pan shop in Biswanath Chariali’s, Balipukhuri. Meanwhile, several unhygienic packaged water bottles were also recovered at Kharupetia in Darrang district.

The Aqua Delight company is located at Kharupetia in Darrang district.

Locals alleged that the greedy officials of Assam Public Health Engineering department and Food and Civil Supply department of Assam did not give any importance to control these companies.

According to a report of Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru, presence of carcinogenic elements in the packaged water bottles was revealed during a study which can prove deadly.

The much hyped tagline ‘Pure water, pure taste, pure delight’ of the Aqua Delight has become an irony for the people.

A local said, “It would be better to term the drinking water provided by the company as killing water.”

Hafiz Mandal told Northeast Now that he had already lodged a complaint under Consumer Protection Act, 1986 against the company in the office of Food and Civil Supply department at Biswanath Chariali.

As per reports the owner of Aqua Delight planned to change the company’s brand name.

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