India, Dec. 3 -- At least nine students and a teacher of an inter college in Muzaffarnagar had to be briefly hospitalised on Tuesday after eating their mid-day meal (MDM) which had a dead rat in it, officials said.

The inter-college has classes from first to 12th standard and mid-day mal is served to students till the 8th standard.

The nine students and the teacher who were among the first to be served, complained of giddiness after seeing the rat in the food and were taken to the district hospital for medical examination. All of them were discharged afte treatment, district officials said.

Dr Navneet Bansal, emergency medical officer (Muzzafarnagar) said, "Nine students and a teacher were brought to the emergency. They were given trea...