Three children including a three-year-old boy fell sick after allegedly consuming Take Home Ration (THR), fortified wheat-soya blended nutritious stuff, contaminated with a raw material used in the preparation of illicitly distilled liquor (Gudumba) at Beesrajpalli Tanda on Thursday.

Balaraju, 10, and Nagaraju, 8, reportedly obtained the THR, meant for distribution among the pregnant/lactating women and children below the age of three years under the ICDS, from one of the beneficiaries of the scheme and carried it in a cover containing the left over raw material used for brewing gudumba. The duo cooked the stuff and ate and also gave to the three-year-old neighbour. They developed severe stomach-ache and started vomiting. They were shifted to a hospital and their condition is stated to be stable.