The toll within the suspected hooch tragedy in dry Bihar’s Siwan district rose to 5 after two extra deaths have been reported on Monday, a senior police officer mentioned
Seven individuals, who had additionally taken unwell after allegedly consuming the spurious liquor, are at present present process therapy at a authorities hospital, he mentioned.
A probe has been initiated into the matter, and as many as 16 individuals, together with two who had “50 litres spirit in possession”, have been arrested to this point in reference to the incident at Bhopatpur sub-division, the officer mentioned.
In keeping with an announcement issued by the Bihar Police, “Twelve individuals have been admitted to a district hospital in Siwan round 7 pm on Sunday after they complained of abdomen ache, nausea and dizziness. One individual was declared lifeless on arrival by the docs, and two died once they have been taken to Patna Medical School and Hospital (PMCH) from the Siwan facility.
“Two extra died on Monday on their approach to the Patna hospital,” it mentioned.
The assertion additionally mentioned that seven persons are present process therapy on the district hospital, with no main risk looming on them.
Speaking to reporters, Extra Director Common of Police (headquarters) J S Gangwar mentioned, “Sixteen individuals, together with prime accused Sandeep Chouhan and his brother Deepak, have been arrested in reference to the case; their custodial interrogation is on.
“The duo had introduced spirit from Kolkata by way of Muzaffarpur, claiming that it might be used to make sanitiser. The consignment reached Muzaffarpur on January 18, and the Chouhan brothers then gave the spirit to 5 individuals in Siwan.” A group of officers has left for Kolkata to nab the provider, he mentioned.
“Searches to arrest others concerned within the unlawful liquor commerce is at present underway,” mentioned the ADG.
A district administration official mentioned that the precise reason behind demise can be ascertained after the autopsy report of the deceased arrives.
Sale and consumption of liquor is banned in Bihar.
In December final 12 months, spurious liquor claimed the lives over 50 individuals in Saran district. The incident had triggered a political slugfest, with opposition leaders mounting a robust assault on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the hooch-related deaths.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had additionally come underneath criticism for refusing compensation to the households of the deceased.
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