Hooch tragedy: Toll mounts to 15 in Gopalganj



Gopalganj : The toll in suspected hooch tragedy here mounted to 15 with two more patients dying during treatment at Patna Medical College Hospital(PMCH). District Magistrate Rahul Kumar told that a total of 15 people had lost their lives after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor on Monday night. While 13 people had died till last night, two more deaths were reported from PMCH today where the victims were admitted after their condition deteriorared at Sadar hospital here.


Mr Kumar said said that altogether six people were arrested in this connection and they were being interrogated to ascertain who were responsible for supply or manufacturing of the liquor which was allegedly consumed by the victims. All the officers-In-Charge of police stations in Gopalganj district had been directed to remain alert and carry out raids for the arrest of those involved in trading or manufacturing of liquor, he added.

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