After some 100 schoolchildren fall ill in UP, FIR lodged against food supplier, principal suspended

By: | Updated: November 2, 2017 9:32 PM

With some 100 schoolchildren falling ill after eating biscuits at Deendayal residential school in Raya area in Bhadohi on Wednesday, the school principal was suspended on Thursday and an FIR was lodged against the food supplier.

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With some 100 schoolchildren falling ill after eating biscuits at Deendayal residential school in Raya area in Bhadohi on Wednesday, the school principal was suspended on Thursday and an FIR was lodged against the food supplier. Children had started vomiting and complained of stomach ache after eating the biscuits. They were then rushed to a hospital, according to the police said. Soon after the incident took place, the children were taken ill at the Deendayal residential school on Wednesday. They complained of vomiting and stomach ache, and were rushed to a hospital, police said as reported by PTI. Chief medical officer (CMO) Satish Singh was quoted saying that 45 children were in a serious condition, while the remaining 55 were kept under observation.

All the children are in the age group of 10 to 14 years, he said. “Principal of the school, Pankaj Patel, has been suspended, and a case registered against Dilip Kumar Gupta (owner of Naman Traders which supplies food to the school). Orders have also been issued to arrest him,” District Magistrate Visakh G said today. He said action will also be initiated against the district social welfare officer, as complaints of bad quality food had been coming for the past one year. The children, however, resumed classes today, even as a team of doctors is keeping a constant watch on them.

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