Principal of a UP residential school suspended after nearly 100 minors fall sick after eating biscuits, no casualties reported

The district magistrate said further action will be initiated against other officials since there have been complaints of the quality of the food here for the past one year
The kids are all minors, aged between 10 to 14 years (representative image)
The kids are all minors, aged between 10 to 14 years (representative image)

The Principal of a residential school in Raya, Uttar Pradesh was on Thursday suspended and an FIR registered against the food supplier, a day after nearly 100 students fell ill after consuming biscuits. 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.

The children at the Deendayal residential school complained of vomiting and stomach ache, and were rushed to a hospital, police 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 on Thursday.

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 on Thursday, and are being monitored constantly by a team of doctors.

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