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The report confirmed Bihar government’s apprehension that the food given to the children of Dharmasati Gandaman primary school at Chhapra was poisoned. Photo: AFP (AFP)
The report confirmed Bihar government’s apprehension that the food given to the children of Dharmasati Gandaman primary school at Chhapra was poisoned. Photo: AFP
(AFP)

Forensic report confirms pesticide in Bihar mid-day meal

Forensic Science Laboratory report found Monocrotophos in the samples of oil from the container and food remains

Patna: A forensic report on Saturday confirmed the presence of poisonous pesticide in the mid-day meal served to the students of the school in Chhapra where 23 children died after taking the contaminated food.

The Forensic Science Laboratory report found Monocrotophos, an organophosphorous compound, in the samples of oil from the container, food remains on the platter, and mixture of rice with vegetables on the aluminium utensil, additional director general of police (HQ) Ravinder Kumar told reporters making the report public.

“Monocrotophos is used as a pesticide for agricultural purposes. It is very toxic to human beings and other animals," the ADG said quoting the FSL report.

The report confirmed Bihar government’s apprehension that the food given to the children of Dharmasati Gandaman primary school at Chhapra was poisoned. PTI

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