Bihar mid day meal tragedy: Charge sheet against principal

Patna: A chargesheet was filed Monday against a Bihar school principal and her husband for the deaths of 23 children who ate contaminated mid day meal, police said.The chargesheet was filed in the court of
bihar mid day meal tragedy charge sheet against...
IANS October 21, 2013 11:43 IST
Patna: A chargesheet was filed Monday against a Bihar school principal and her husband for the deaths of 23 children who ate contaminated mid day meal, police said.




The chargesheet was filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Saran district.

"A 346 page chargesheet was filed against school principal Meena Devi and her husband Arjun Rai," police official Raj Kaushal said.

Both Meena Devi and Rai are in jail.

Kaushal, who is the investigating officer of the case, said that chargesheet was filed under various sections including 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder).

"It was stated in the chargesheet that Rai purchased pesticide from a sugar factory and he kept the pesticide in the room where items for cooking mid day meal were stored. The food was cooked with pesticide," Kaushal said.

He said that adequate evidences were collected against both accused in the case during investigation.

Meena Devi was the principal of the government primary school at Gandaman village in Saran when the children died after eating contaminated food July 16. She was arrested a week after the deaths.

 
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