BANGLADESH: Rat in curry prompts cull at university

University officials in Bangladesh ordered a major rat extermination drive after rodent meat found its way into chicken curry served to students, writes Ethirajan Anbarasan for BBC News. The incident happened at Rajshahi University in western Bangladesh.

"One student detected the head of the rat while eating his lunch. That student instantly suffered a stomach upset," a spokesman told the BBC. Soon after the incident hundreds of angry students staged a demonstration demanding action against the chef.

The chef was suspended and handed over to police, who were called in to investigate the incident. "I must say that if I found rat meat in my food, I also would not be able to control my temper," said university proctor Chowdhury Mohammad.

Full report on the BBC News site