Patna, July 17: Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi on Wednesday said there could have been a conspiracy to poison the mid day meal in school that killed 22 children in Saran district.
Shahi told the media that autopsies of the children revealed that organo-Phosphorous had been injected into the meal.
"It is painful that children died after eating the meal. But it can be a conspiracy," he said.
He alleged that the school principal's husband, Arjun Rai, belonged to an opposition party.
"All the food items used to brought from his grocery shop. It is a matter of an inquiry how poison was used," Shahi said.
At least 22 children died after eating mid day meal at a government-run primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village in Saran on Tuesday.