Investigators have said that Kumari had bought food material for the school lunch from her husband’s grocery store. Forensic analysis said that the food contained poisonous pesticides. Kumari’s husband has not been arrested.
About 50 children, most of them between ages 5 and 12, fell sick immediately after eating the lunch. They were rushed to the local hospital, which was in a poor condition and did not have enough supplies to treat all the children, some officials said.