Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Midday meal tragedy: Principal, husband remain at large

The Bihar police have conducted raids at different places based on clues but have not been able to nab principal Meena Devi and her husband Arjun Rai


Midday meal tragedy: Principal, husband remain at large (© PTI)

Chappra (Bihar): With the school principal and her husband continuing to evade arrest even after six days of the midday meal tragedy, police has decided to move court on Monday for attachment of property of the absconding duo.

“Raids are being made at different places based on clues about absconding school principal Meena Devi and her husband Arjun Rai but we have not been able to nab them so far,” Saran Superintendent of Police Sujeet Kumar told PTI.

The police would approach court tomorrow for attachment of property of the absconding duo, Kumar said. An FIR has been lodged against principal of Dharmasati Gandaman School, Meena Devi under section 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) in connection with the death of 23 children after eating midday meal at the school on July 16.

Probe report Commissioner (Saran) and Deputy Inspector General of Police (Saran range) Binod Kumar who has submitted a report to the government has blamed the principal for the tragedy. “She had mismanaged the affairs of the school entirely,” is the crux of the report over the midday meal incident.

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