4 Killed Allegedly By Poisonous Liquor In Dry Bihar

The deaths were reported from Danwar village under Kachhwa police station late last night.

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4 Killed Allegedly By Poisonous Liquor In Dry Bihar

Nitish Kumar government had imposed prohibition in Bihar in April last year. (File photo)

Rohtas:  Four persons have died in a suspected case of spurious liquor consumption in Rohtas district of Bihar, where the sale and consumption of alcohol had been banned more than a year ago.

The deaths were reported from Danwar village under Kachhwa police station late last night.

Six others, who fell sick, are undergoing treatment at various private hospitals, Superintendent of Police, Rohtas, Manavjit Singh Dhillon said.

He said angry villagers were staging a demonstration at Danwar and demanding action against those responsible for facilitating illicit liquor trade in the area. "The matter is being investigated. Only after the post-mortem reports are out, can we say with certainty that the deaths have been caused by consumption of illicit liquor," he added.

DIG, Shahabad Range, Mohd Rehman said "I am leaving for the spot. If the consumption of spurious liquor is established, action will be taken against all the erring officials, including the SHO of the police station concerned".

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Acting on a poll promise made during the Assembly elections of 2015, the Nitish Kumar government had imposed prohibition in Bihar in April last year.

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