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Principal jailed for 17 years for meal deaths

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Pat, Aug 29: A Bihar court on Monday jailed for 17 years the principal of a primary school where 23 children died after eating contamited food three years ago. V.A. Tiwari, the Additiol District and Sessions Judge in Saran, gave the ruling against Mee Devi. According to a government lawyer, the judge ruled that Mee Devi would serve 10 years in prison on charges of culpable homicide and another seven years for attempt to culpable homicide. Mee Devi was convicted on August 24 after the court found her guilty of serving poisonous mid-day meal to students and convicted her of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The court acquitted her husband Arjun Rai for lack of evidence. (IANS)

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