Patna: The principal of Dharmasati Gandaman Primary principal Meena Devi after playing hide and seek game finally came to surrender on Wednesday in the mid-day meal case in which 23 children died.
Principal Meena Devi, who has been absconding ever since the incident, has been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the First Information Report (FIR).
An arrest warrant had been issued by a court against the absconding principal. Also, the state government had terminated the services of Block Education Extension Officer Satyendra Kumar Singh, who was responsible for monitoring the midday meal scheme at Dharmasati Gandaman primary school in Chhapra.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate Narendra Mohan Jha issued the warrant of arrest for the principal, Meena Devi, after being approached by the Saran police in connection with the midday meal tragedy. Meena Devi filed an anticipatory bail on Wednesday. Her advocate appeared in the court on her behalf.
An initial forensic investigation found that the meal had been prepared with cooking oil that contained monocrotophos that contain carbon-phosphorous that share a common mechanism of toxic action used in pest control
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