4 dead, 3 critically ill after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar

Patna, January 15, 2022

At least four persons died and three became critically ill after reportedly consuming spurious liquor in Nalanda district of Bihar on Saturday morning.

The family members of the deceased claimed that they had consumed country-made liquor on Friday afternoon and their condition deteriorated in the night.

Sunil Kumar, a relative of one of the victims, Manna Mishtri (55), said: "After consuming the liquor, he returned home. His health deteriorated around 11 p.m. We immediately took him to Sadar Hospital where he died around 4 a.m. while undergoing treatment."

He added that the liquor is being manufactured in Choti Pahari area for the past several months.

Two other victims have been identified as Bhago Mistri (55) and Dharmendra alias Nageshwar. The fourth person has not been identified yet. The critically ill people are admitted at Sadar Hospital.

The incident occurred in Choti Pahari locality under Sohsarai police station in Nalanda district which is also the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has banned liquor in the state.

Following the incident, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Shibli Nomani and Sohsarai Station House Officer (SHO) Suresh Prasad reached the spot for investigation. The officers claimed that the death due to liquor consumption will be ascertained after the post-mortem examination which is currently underway.

Reportedly, two other persons also died after poisonous liquor consumption in Hargawa village under Manpur police station.

IANS

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