Frog found in KIIT Bhubaneswar hostel’s food; caterer’s one day payment deducted

A student found a dead frog in a dish during lunch at KP-8 hostel and approached the administration of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology.

KIIT director hostel has warned the caterer, Suresh Pradhan. (Image: Official)KIIT director hostel has warned the caterer, Suresh Pradhan. (Image: Official)

Divyansh | September 24, 2023 | 10:33 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, has deducted one day’s payment of a hostel mess service provider after students reported of unhygienic food.

Reportedly, a student had found a dead frog in a dish during lunch at KP-8 on campus. The students then approached the director hostel of the institute and filed a complaint against the mess management.

The director hostel, in a letter addressed to Suresh Pradhan, caterer of the hostel mess, said, “It is observed that your store and kitchen area at KP-8 is totally unhygienic as a result food preparation was very unhygienic. Hostellers were very dissatisfied with the lunch.”

He then added that as token punishment his one day payment, including for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, is being deducted considering the health of the students. The administration has also warned Pardhan to be careful while food preparation and ensure clean and hygienic conditions in the hostel messes where he serves food.

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Meanwhile, KIIT students and some people are not satisfied with the action taken against the caterer. They took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their anger.

A, X user Aaraynsh tweeted: ” So, the authorities decided to deduct one day's payment from the mess service provider as a solution to this issue.”

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