At least 13 people have mysteriously died in Bihar’s Gopalganj. The families of the deceased claim it is due to illicit liquor consumption.
Five others are in critical condition at a government hospital, the police said
13 dead in Bihar’s Gopalganj under mysterious circumstances,families say its due to illicit liquor consumption pic.twitter.com/wJq5nu70mL — ANI (@ANI_news) August 17, 2016
According to locals, the victims developed stomach ache and began vomiting soon after consuming the liquor. They were rushed to local hospitals after they developed complications.
However, the district administration has denied that the deaths took place due to consumption of spurious liquor and has ordered an inquiry. “We have sent blood samples for forensic examination. We are also awaiting postmortem reports. Unless we get the reports, we cannot confirm the reason of deaths,” Gopalganj district magistrate Rahul Kumar said.
The incident has sparked alarm in the state where liquor has been outlawed since March this year.