Food poisoning: Teenage girl dies after eating burger at fast food joint

Published: February 1, 2015
Kinza's family ask police to register a case against the fast food joint. STOCK IMAGE

Kinza's family ask police to register a case against the fast food joint. STOCK IMAGE

KARACHI: A girl died apparently due to food poisoning in District Central, Karachi, late Wednesday night. Thirteen-year-old Kinza, daughter of Abdul Bari, a student of class eight and a resident of Block-N, North Nazimabad, was admitted to Ziauddin Hospital in the same neighbourhood.

Her family claimed that Kinza, her mother Dr Shazia and two siblings, Noman and Shayan, ate burgers from a fast food joint – Dilpasand – in North Nazimabad, on Wednesday. After eating the burgers, the four fell sick and were admitted to Ziauddin Hospital, where Kinza died during treatment. She was later laid to rest on Friday.

The family also approached the police to register a case against the food outlet. However, the police said they were waiting for the chemical examination report.

“The family buried the girl without medico-legal formalities at a government hospital,” said North Nazimabad SHO Nasir Sami. He said that the family had provided them one of the burgers and the police will send it to the laboratory for chemical examination to ascertain the cause of the death. “We will be able to register an FIR if the chemical report confirms the burger contained poisonous material.”

The manager of the food joint said that while the police are looking into the incident, the management is also trying to ascertain facts.

“Hundreds of people come here and eat food daily,” he said. “If there was some problem in the food, it should have affected more people. But nothing can be said until the chemical report is issued.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2015.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • umm e ammar
    Feb 1, 2015 - 10:42AM

    Can u plz tell the name of the fast food…
    So that we can avoid it in furture


  • Kanzah
    Feb 1, 2015 - 11:40AM

    Dilpasand, north nazimabad.


  • Dilip
    Feb 1, 2015 - 11:56AM

    Let the authorities first investigate and then take the appropriate action. By naming and shaming wont solve the problem.


  • Kaleem Ullah
    Feb 1, 2015 - 12:11PM

    @umm e ammar: Why banning it until the report comes out against them? Shezan bakeries are victim of emotional campaign too.


  • Feb 1, 2015 - 12:25PM

    If are unable to mention the name of the fast food joint, then please remember to publish it after the medical examination report. Let’s see how this is issue ends. Fairly or unfairly? Salams


  • Ammar
    Feb 1, 2015 - 1:06PM

    This sounds like Hardees or Burger King – both in North Nazimabad.


  • Atheist_Pakistani
    Feb 1, 2015 - 1:27PM

    Please mention the name of the fast food joint.


  • Timorlane
    Feb 1, 2015 - 2:56PM

    Love your life
    Beware of Dilpasand


  • The_Battering_Ram
    Feb 1, 2015 - 4:08PM

    @Atheist_Pakistani:The name of the food joint is Dil Pasand North Nazimabad ,near Board Office.


  • sara
    Feb 1, 2015 - 6:18PM

    @umm e ammar:
    yes, its called dilpasand. quite popular from what I’ve heard


  • Nauman
    Feb 2, 2015 - 1:07PM

    In front of Dil Pasand desert shop , having Piza hurt , DIl Pasand Desi food and Burger King franchise , very buzy place lot of people eating each day . I think it was Burger King.Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Feb 5, 2015 - 11:27AM

    Pizza hurt? LOL @Nauman:


  • A Khan
    Feb 5, 2015 - 12:26PM

    Police will do nothing against the restaurant. Babar Ghauri of MQM is a part of the restaurant.


  • Zeeshan Bana
    Feb 5, 2015 - 12:58PM

    To be honest, i don’t think so it would any problem with fast food chain. if it would be any issue with food there would be possibility of many other casualty too, but this is only case. s


  • Ali Hassan
    Feb 5, 2015 - 3:25PM

    It seems that a lot of people that frequent this website need to go to an optician. Even when the name is clearly stated, there are individuals asking the name of the establishment.

    Having said that, it feels as if Pakistan is no more a place to dwell anymore. If you can’t protect your children from anything from terrorists to what they might eat, its time to consider packing one’s bags for good.

    All those sentiments of this is my country can be easily put to sleep. One is the citizen of the world.


  • Hassan
    Feb 5, 2015 - 6:13PM

    its clearly mention in the news above…Dilpasand


  • Khan Gul
    Feb 5, 2015 - 6:34PM

    What kind of name is Dil Pasand Burger ?


  • learn_to_read
    Feb 5, 2015 - 10:35PM

    @Ali Hassan:
    I think it’s cause our society doesn’t read sadly.. they just saw the title and the image with the pickles and started asking questions. .


  • Yasir
    Feb 6, 2015 - 12:35AM

    I taught this girl in class 5 and 6 as a tutor studies in Generations School.I cant believe it.His father is a dentist and has this bari clinic in North Nazimabad Block. UNBELIEVABLE


  • s.a
    Feb 6, 2015 - 6:47AM

    Think this way,maybe the poor girl was allergic to some substance found in the food.


  • s.a
    Feb 6, 2015 - 6:49AM

    Maybeshe was allergic to any substance found in the food


  • HK
    Feb 6, 2015 - 8:08AM

    It can not be hardees bcz hardees is jz next ti united king… It may be burher king … And i request the family plzzzz disclose the name of the chain so others can be alert and stay away from that….
    May God give u patience ….


  • Zahid Mumtaz
    Feb 6, 2015 - 12:20PM

    I have a question for those who are asking the name of the chain. Did you read the first 2 lines of the article?


  • eisha
    Feb 6, 2015 - 12:31PM

    @umm e ammar:
    Dilpasand, North Nazimabad branch


  • Mujahid Hussain
    Feb 11, 2015 - 8:47PM

    Most of fast foods and water contain Salmonella. Food and water can also be contaminated with the bacteria by coming in contact with the feces of infected people or animals. To protect against Salmonella infection, heating food for at least ten minutes at 75 °C (167 °F) is recommended, so the centre of the food reaches this temperature. Many infections are due to ingestion of contaminated food. Infection with nontyphoidal serovars of Salmonella will generally result in food poisoning.

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