Meena Devi, who had gone underground after the incident, has been charged with gross negligence in running the mid-day meal scheme leading to contamination of the cooking oil with organo-phosphorous, which ultimately killed 23 students on July 16.
She was named as an accused in the FIR, registered under IPC under Sections 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy). Read: Bihar: 3 lakh teachers to boycott mid-day meal plan
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Her husband, who is still absconding, supplied the school with the raw material for the mid-day meal scheme.
The arrest coincided with the decision of the three lakh-strong Bihar primary school teachers deciding to pull out of the mid-day meal scheme saying that should be engaged only in academic work. Read: KMC rustles up a plan to ensure safe mid-day meals