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Spurious liquor claims over 5 lives in dry state Bihar

Spurious liquor: At least three people died in Chhapra of Bihar’s Saran district after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, and the death toll is expected to rise, according to police. Though the police in Ishauvpur have not yet confirmed the cause of the “suspicious” deaths, they believe the death toll could rise to five, six, or […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Dec 14, 2022 12:22 IST
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Spurious liquor: At least three people died in Chhapra of Bihar’s Saran district after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, and the death toll is expected to rise, according to police.

Though the police in Ishauvpur have not yet confirmed the cause of the “suspicious” deaths, they believe the death toll could rise to five, six, or ten. “Three people died, and their bodies were sent for autopsies; these appear to be suspicious deaths. I’ve also learned that some more people are receiving treatment in various locations “S Kumar, SP, informed.

The Madhepur DSP arrived on the scene and began an investigation. The police are looking for more sick people who may be hiding in order to avoid interrogation because the sale and consumption of alcohol has been completely prohibited in Bihar since April 2016.

Amit Ranjan was among those who died while receiving treatment at Chhapra Sadar Hospital. The district police have arrived at the hospital and have taken Ranjan’s body into custody. The police stated that the cause of death would be determined only after the post-mortem examination.

Sanjay Singh of Doila village, Kunal Kumar of Mashrak area, and Ganesh Ram, all from the Ishauvpur police station area, have reportedly died in the village after consuming spurious liquor.

The deceased’s relatives claim that spurious liquor was the cause of death, but police have yet to confirm this.

Five people died in a similar case in the same district in Bhualpur village in mid-August after consuming fake liquor.

Bihar imposed total prohibition in the state in April 2016, citing Article 47 of the Indian Constitution, which directs the state to try to prohibit the consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs that are harmful to one’s health.

 

First published on: Dec 14, 2022 12:22 PM IST

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