UP children fall ill: Principal suspended, FIR against food supplier

The children were taken ill at the Deendayal residential school yesterday. They complained of vomiting and stomach ache, and were rushed to a hospital, police said.

Published: 02nd November 2017 06:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2017 10:37 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BHADOHI (UP): Nearly 100 children who were taken ill after eating biscuits at a residential school in Raya area here, today resumed classes, even as a team of doctors is keeping a constant watch on them.

The school principal has been suspended and a case registered against the food supplier, District Magistrate Visakh G said.

The children were taken ill at the Deendayal residential school yesterday. They complained of vomiting and stomach ache, and were rushed to a hospital, police said.

Chief medical officer (CMO) Satish Singh had said 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," Visakh said today.

The district magistrate added that 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.

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