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Bihar: 13 killed after consuming spurious liquor in West Champaran and Gopalganj, probe on

Few days ago, eight people died and several others were hospitalised after consumption of poisonous hooch at a party in the district. Last week, too, four persons died after allegedly consuming illicit liquor in the Siwan district of Bihar.

Bihar 13 killed after consuming spurious liquor in West Champaran and Gopalganj, probe on-dnm
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Patna, First Published Nov 4, 2021, 4:25 PM IST
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Patna: In a shocking development, Bihar witnessed the death of eight people in West Champaran and nine people in the Gopalganj district after consuming spurious liquor. The bodies of the deceased people have been sent to Gopalganj Sadar hospital for post-mortem in order to determine the exact cause of death, Hindustan Times reported.

Few days ago, eight people died and several others were hospitalised after consumption of poisonous hooch at a party in the district. Last week, too, four persons died after allegedly consuming illicit liquor in the Siwan district of Bihar.

According to the son of one of the deceased named Prahlad Yadav, his father had consumed liquor and came back home after which his condition began to deteriorate, following which he was taken to the district headquarters for treatment but he died on the way, India Today reported.

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Acknowledging six deaths due to alleged poisonous liquor, Dakshini Telhuwa panchayat’s superintendent of police Upendra Nath Verma said, “Prima facie, these deaths look to have occurred following the consumption of poisonous substances. However, the exact cause of the death could only be known after the post mortem reports [come in].”

According to reports, one of three poisoning cases in Bihar since October while the District Magistrate of Gopalganj, Naval Kishore Choudhary, confirmed that the district has recorded nine spurious liquor-related deaths since November 2. “Two persons died while they were undergoing treatment while two others died when they were being taken to hospital. The cause of the deaths can be known only after post mortem reports arrive,” he said to a local news agency.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressing anguish over last week’s tragedy, had appealed to people to cooperate with the government to curb such incidents as liquor is “bad for health and the society”. “We imposed the ban on liquor in the state as alcohol is a dirty thing. Ill-effects of alcohol get multiplied when consumed in an adulterated form. I know majority of people are in favour of the prohibition in the state. A handful of residents violate it,” the Chief Minister said. 

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