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Chapra mid-day meal tragedy accused surrenders

Arjun Rai, an accused in the mid-day meal tragedy case that claimed lives of 23 children in Bihar’s Saran district two months ago, surrendered on Monday in a local court. Rai, the husband of the school principal and main accused Meena Devi, surrendered before the court of the chief judicial magistrate A K Jha. The judge remanded Rai to 14 days judicial custody in the divisional jail.

Twenty three children died after consuming contaminated mid-day meal in the primary school in Dharmasati Gandaman village under Mashrakh block on 16 July.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the spurious edible oil used to cook vegetables had been brought from the principal house and the same was purchased from grocery shop of the principal’s husband. The principal surrendered before a court on 24 July after being at large for a week, but her husband continued to elude the police which obtained warrant from a court for confiscation of Rai’s properties.
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