Collector K. Baskaran has placed three staff of the noon meal centre at Valliyadi pachayat in Papanasam union under suspension on charges of dereliction of duty. A release said that noon meal was prepared at the centre of Panchayat Union Middle School for 235 children on Tuesday. After meal was served to 120 students, a lizard was found in the meal.

Immediately supply to other students was stopped and the 120 students were taken to Papanasam government hospital and were discharged later. Based on the report submitted by M.Mala, personal assistant to the Collector (noon meal), who made an inquiry , the Collector suspended three persons – N. Ramalingam, noon meal organiser, S. Soundaravalli, cook, and P. Maraimmal, assistant.