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Bihar hooch tragedy: 2 Dead, dozens ill after consuming spurious liquor in Siwan

Two people died after allegedly drinking spurious liquor in Siwan's Lakari Nabiganj. While the condition of six people is critical.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Siwan (Bihar): In Bihar, the cases of poisonous liquor and death due to it are not taking the name of stopping. The new case has come from Siwan. Here two people died after drinking spurious liquor. While the condition of six people is critical. They have been admitted to nearby hospitals. The case pertains to Bala village under Lakari Nabiganj police station area in Siwan district. The death of both the people on Sunday has created a stir in the entire state. In a hurry, the health department teams were sent to the spot.

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Siwan’s DM Amit Kumar Pandey said that 10 people have been arrested so far in this case. The police is probing the entire matter. At the same time, the police said that one of the dead has been identified as Janakdev Rawat. However, the other person has not been identified yet.

Villagers said that the condition of six people is critical and they have been admitted to Basantpur PHC. On the other hand, the family members of the deceased Janakdev said that there is no decrease in the sale of spurious liquor in the area. Liquor is being sold openly in the villages. Janakdev also drank liquor on Sunday after buying it from a person in the village. Shortly after drinking alcohol, his health started deteriorating and he died on seeing it.

As per the information, the death count due to this spurious liquor consumption is likely to be increased.

Notably, the incident has come days after the Bihar Police recovered toxic liquor bottles hidden in a gutter in Danapur on December 21, 2022.

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The sale and consumption of alcohol were banned in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar-led government in April 2016.

Previously, a tragic incident of deaths was reported in December 2021 from Bihar’s Saran district of Bihar’s Chhapra in which over 70 people were killed due to consuming spurious liquor at a local joint. After the deaths, angry villagers blocked the Masrakh Hanuman Chowk on Bihar State Highway 90 and raised slogans against the district administration.

The incident also triggered a political slugfest in the Bihar assembly, with opposition leaders mounting a strong attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the spate of spurious liquor deaths.

The Nitish Kumar-led administration outlawed the sale and use of alcohol in Bihar in April 2016.

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