Chhapra: A Chhapra court on Monday sentenced primary school Principal Meena Devi to ten years imprisonment in connection with the 2013 mid-day meal tragedy in which 23 children had died due to poisoning.
The court treated it as rarest of the rare case and found the school principal guilty of culpable homicide, not amounting to murder and criminal negligence.
The tragedy had taken place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block, about 25 km from Chhapra and 60 km from state capital.
A FIR was registered with Mashrakh police station against the principal under section 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) in the midday meal incident on July 16.
Meanwhile, Meena Devi’s husband Arjun Yadav alias Arjun Rai of all charges.
He was accused of purchasing the poisonous pesticide which got mixed in the mid-day meal served to the children.