At least 200 personnel from the academy had eaten the presumably tainted fermented soybean; however, only 30 of them reportedly fell ill Credit: EastMojo image
The constables from the Manipur Police Training College, Pangei were hospitalised at JNIMS Hospital in Imphal on complaints of uneasiness on Thursday

Guwahati: As many as 30 constables from the Manipur Police Training College, Pangei have been hospitalised at JNIMS Hospital in Imphal on Thursday on complaints of uneasiness after consuming a local delicacy.

According to sources, the constables had purchased hawaijar (axone) — fermented Manipuri soybean — from a nearby shop on Wednesday night. After having the axone, the jawans started suffering from bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea on Thursday morning.

Variously known as akhuni, dzacie aakhone or axone, the food item is perhaps the most commonly used fermented product of Nagaland and the Northeastern region of India. It is prepared all year round from soyabeans by people of all tribes, but most notably the Sema tribe of southern Nagaland. It is considered to be a protein-rich legume in an otherwise traditionally protein-sparse diet.

At least 200 personnel from the academy had eaten the presumably tainted fermented soybean, however, only 30 of them fell ill.

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This is a developing story. More details are awaited.

The constables had purchased hawaijar (axone) — fermented Manipuri soybean — from a shop in Pangei on Wednesday night
Variously known as akhuni, Dzacie aakhone or axone, it is perhaps the most commonly used fermented product of Nagaland and the Northeastern region of India


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