Bihar hooch tragedy:13 die in Gopalganj despite ban on liquor

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 August 2016, 11:45 AM

Thirteen people have died under mysterious circumstances in Gopalganj, Bihar on Tuesday. While the local people suspect consumption of spurious liquor as the cause of the tragedy, police has denied any connection to illicit liquor. 

Thirteen people were admitted in Gopalganj Civil Hospital after experiencing symptoms of vomiting.

Over 50 bottles of liquor were seized after family members alleged that the deaths were connected to the consumption of spurious liquor. One liquor trader had also been arrested.

However, after further inspection, Bihar police ruled out the possibility of the involvement of spurious liquor.

The manufacture, trade, sale and consumption of liquor had been banned in the state from April 5 by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with severe punishments for violation of the law.

The police is now conducting the investigation from a different angle.

First Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 11:42 AM
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