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Indian school head arrested over mass poisoning

Indian children and activists shout anti-government slogans during a rally in New Delhi, on July 20, 2013. The rally was called following the death of 23 children in Bihar state after they ate poisoned school meals. Indian police have arrested the head of a school in eastern India where 23 students died after eating food tainted with pesticide, an officer told AFP.

Indian children and activists shout anti-government slogans during a rally in New Delhi, on July 20, 2013. The rally was called following the death of 23 children in Bihar state after they ate poisoned school meals. Indian police have arrested the head of a school in eastern India where 23 students died after eating food tainted with pesticide, an officer told AFP.  (AFP/File)

Police on Wednesday arrested the head of a school in eastern India where 23 students died after eating food tainted with pesticide, an officer told AFP.

"The principal surrendered... and we have arrested her for questioning," said Sujeet Kumar, police chief of Saran district in Bihar state where the children died.

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