Iran’s judiciary has said that 110 people have been arrested in connection with the alleged poisoning of dozens of schoolgirls in the country. The incident occurred in the northern city of Mashhad earlier this month, and the judiciary said that it was carried out by a group of people “with a criminal intent.”
The judiciary did not provide any further information about the suspects or their motives. However, local media reports have suggested that the poisonings were caused by a chemical spray used to combat bedbugs that had been improperly stored and then used by children in the school.
The incident sparked outrage in Iran, with many calling for an investigation into the incident and swift punishment for those responsible.