Manish Bhandari, the owner of a company (Pushpa Sales) that supplied oxygen to Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, has been arrested in Deoria, the news agency ANI reported.
More than 60 children, mostly infants, died within a week at the hospital last month. There were allegations that a disruption in oxygen supply – which occurred since the vendor hadn’t been paid – had caused the deaths. The Yogi Adityanath administration has denied this.
Bhandari was among the nine people named in an FIR.