Bihar Hooch Tragedy: 5 Die After Consuming Illicit Liquor

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Patna: Five men died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Rohtas district in Bihar on Friday. The incident happened in the Danwar village, which falls under the Kachwa police station, 50 kms from district headquarters, Sasaram.

Villagers said all the eight people had consumed liquor in the village and told their family about it after they developed symptoms of nausea, headache, vomiting and uneasiness in the evening. While Harihar Singh, 50, and Kamlesh Singh, 35, died before any medical aid could be provided to them, Uday Singh, 35, and Dhanjit Singh, 26, passed away during treatment at Narayan Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) near Dehri on Sone, 38 km south of the village.

Bihar became a dry state on April 5, last year. Consuming, keeping or dealing in liquor is an offence under the state’s new excise prohibition law, which provides for imprisonment up to 10 years.

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