Absconding principal of Indian school behind mid-day meal tragedy arrested

  • The principal of the primary school in India where 23 children died after eating contaminated lunch was arrested on Wednesday, nine days after she went into hiding. 

    Police investigating the deaths of those children arrested Mina Kumari and questioned her on the pesticides mixed in the food that was presented to the students. 

    Bihar's education minister, P.K. Sahi said the principal had bought the ingredients of the meal from the shop owned by her husband.

    Her husband has reportedly gone into hiding himself. 

    There have been various accusations regarding the ingredients and oil used for cooking which had been approved by Kumari. 

    Bihar's chief minister, Nitish Kumar said "no one will be spared" and that the prevention of the recurrence of such a mishap is being worked on. 

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