Kolkata, June 6: Local residents protested in Rajnagar in Birbhum district of West Bengal after a boiled frog was found in the khichdi which was cooked in the nearby Aligarh Anganwadi centre, Bengali daily Anandabazar Patrika reported.
The incident happened on Saturday.
Rajnagar Block Development Officer (BDO) Dinesh Mishra reportedly admitted of receiving a complaint from the local people and said he has ordered for a probe. Five children and a pregnant woman were kept under observation in a primary health centre and they were doing fine, the newspaper quoted the BDO as saying.
Local people said the frog was first seen in the khichdi just when a two-and-half-year-old child was about to consume the food. But by the time an alarm was raised, five children and an expecting woman had already eaten the kedgeree. Some local residents than went to the authorities with the food to lodge a complaint, the report said.
Local children's development project officials said the centre was given a showcause notice. A probe was on.
The Anganwadi centres were started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services programme to fight child hunger and malnutrition.