Bihar Hooch Tragedy: Four More Die, Toll Rises To 13


Gaya: Four more people died due to the consumption of spurious alcohol in Bihar’s Aurangabad. With this, total deaths due to spurious liquor has gone up to 13 in the state.

Aurangabad district magistrate Saurabh Jorwal on Wednesday said the hooch is suspected to have been brought from Jharkhand and supplied to sellers in bordering villages of Gaya and Aurangabad.

The alleged main supplier, and his four associates have been arrested, said Gaya’s senior police superintendent Harpreet Kaur.

Kaur said police and excise department teams from Gaya and Aurangabad districts were raiding villages bordering Jharkhand to arrest the suspected hooch smugglers.

Magadh Medical College and Hospital principal Arjun Chaudhary said the symptoms of the patients suspected to have consumed hooch appeared to have had methyl alcohol.

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