Bihar Mid-day meal: Principal undergoes polygraph test

Chhapra (Bihar) Aug 1: The principal of the Chhapra school, where 23 children died after eating poisonous midday meal a fortnight ago, was today subjected to polygraph test to cross-check the statements made by her
bihar mid day meal principal undergoes polygraph...
PTI 01 Aug 2013, 20:10:06 PM IST
Chhapra (Bihar) Aug 1: The principal of the Chhapra school, where 23 children died after eating poisonous midday meal a fortnight ago, was today subjected to polygraph test to cross-check the statements made by her after arrest.





Two officials from CFSL (Centre for Forensic Science Laboratory) Delhi conducted polygraph test of the principal Meena Devi, Inspector Generak of Police (CID) Vinay Kumar told PTI.

The test was conducted at town police station here where the principal was brought from the Chhapra jail in tight police security, he said.

The test is aimed at cross-checking the statements made by the principal of the primary school located at Dharmasati Gandaman village in Saran district on the July-16 incident, he said.

After absconding for more than a week, the principal against whom an FIR has been lodged with Mashrakh police station under section 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy), was arrested and a district court sent her to judicial custody till August 5.

Her husband, facing allegation by the state Education Minister P K Shahi that he had purchased poisonous monocroton pesticide which after getting mixed in the midday meal proved fatal, is still hiding.

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