Gopalganj hooch tragedy: 15 policemen suspended

Patna/Gopalganj: All the police personnel of Town police station in Gopalganj have been suspended in connection with the suspected hooch tragedy which has claimed the lives of 16 people.

"The 15 policemen, including the Officer In-charge of Town police station under which the tragedy took place in Khajurbanni locality, were suspended yesterday on charge of dereliction of duty," Superintendent of Police Raviranjan Kumar told PTI.

The tragedy was the first major incident after Bihar was declared a total dry state in April this year.

Santosh Kumar has been made the new OC of the police station, the SP who ordered suspension of the errant policemen, said.

Meanwhile, with the death of one more victim at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) yesterday, the toll has climbed to 16, District Magistrate Rahul Kumar said.