At least 16 people have died in two days in a village in Bihar.
Bettiah (Bihar): At least 16 people have died in two days in a remote village of Bihar. It is suspected that this incident has happened due to spurious liquor in the state. So far only four people have been confirmed to have died from drinking alcohol, while it is suspected that the rest have also died due to alcohol. It is worth noting that liquor is banned in the state for the last six years. According to a statement issued by the West Champaran district administration, the relatives of only four of the dead have confirmed their drinking before death.Also Read – Bihar News: Death toll from spurious liquor rises to 16 in Bihar, 5 people in custody
According to the documents given by the family members, the cause of death of two people appears to be illness, while the relatives of the remaining 10 people have not said anything about the cause of their death. All the deaths have taken place in Deurwa village of Lauria police station area. Eight people died on Thursday and the same number of people died on Friday. Also Read – VHP leader said on Bihar minister’s statement, 95% of India’s Muslims have Hindu ancestors
Five people, including Sumit (22), son of Thug Sah, involved in illegal liquor trade, have been arrested on the basis of an FIR registered on the statement of a relative of 36-year-old Mumtaz Mian, who fell ill after consuming suspected spurious liquor. Mian is being treated at a private hospital. Also Read – Bihar minister Zaman Khan said, ‘My ancestors were Hindu, later became Muslim’
It is worth noting that the Nitish Kumar government had banned both the sale and consumption of liquor in the state from April 2016. According to the statement issued by the administration, District Magistrate Kundan Kumar has requested the people of the village to share the information in this matter without fear.