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Gorakhpur tragedy: Uttar Pradesh Police arrests oxygen supplier

Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the proprietor of Pushpa Sales — which supplied oxygen to the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College, where dozens of children died last month — on Sunday.


  |  Updated On : September 17, 2017 07:43 PM
Gorakhpur tragedy: Uttar Pradesh Police arrests oxygen supplier. (Representative Image)

Gorakhpur tragedy: Uttar Pradesh Police arrests oxygen supplier. (Representative Image)

New Delhi :  

Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the proprietor of Pushpa Sales — which supplied oxygen to the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College, where dozens of children died last month — from Gorakhpur on Sunday.

According to reports around 60 children including infants had died at the government hospital in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath home constituency within a week in the month of August.

Investigating team in its report to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister had said that the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen.

Senior superintendent of police Gorakhpur, Anirudh Siddharth Pankaj said, “Manish Bhandari, proprietor of Pushpa Sales was arrested from Deoria bypass.”

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He added, “Bhandari's will be questioned and later will be produced at the local court.”

First Published: Sunday, September 17, 2017 07:35 PM


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