Police Arrest School Headmistress in Deadly Indian Food-Poisoning Case

23 children died


Indian police have arrested the headmistress of the elementary school where a pesticide-contaminated lunch killed 23 children and hospitalized two dozen more, the superintendent of police in the district where the school is located said Wednesday.

Meena Kumari, who had been missing since the July 16 incident, was arrested in the town of Chapra as she was about to hand herself in to a local court, said Sujeet Kumar, the police superintendent. She hasn't been charged, he said.