- A large consignment of hooch was recovered from a private school in Bihar’s Champaran
- School operators have been detained for investigation
Champaran: A large illicit liquor consignment has been recovered from Ashoka International School, a private school located in Bihar’s East Champaran. Bihar police officials have identified and arrested school operators, and an investigation is currently underway.
The news comes merely days after three people lost their lives and four were taken ill due to the consumption of suspected spurious liquor in Vaishali in Bihar. Shivji Ram (50), Jitendra Ram (30), and Shiv Kumar Ram (35), were identified as the deceased.
In spite of Bihar being a dry state, the unfortunate deaths occurred due to alcohol poisoning. A feat of mutton, rice, and country liquor had been hosted for ten persons, including the victims. After dinner, they began complaining of headaches, nausea, and loss of eyesight. Concerned, their families consulted a local occultist, within two hours of which Jitendra and Shiv died at home.
Shivji Ram, Uday Ram, Vijay Ram, Dinesh Ram, and one another were immediately rushed to a primary health center at Raghopur, from where they were shifted to PMCH and NMCH for critical care. Shivji succumbed to his infection at NCMH.
The post-mortem report for all three deceased, as per Maneesh, SP, Vaishali, is still awaited but the bodies have been handed over to the families. Although police officials did not comment, locals protested against the police’s failure to check liquor brewing in their area and they demanded stern action against those involved in the illicit trade, as reported by The Times of India.
One Munna Shah had also died after consuming spurious liquor earlier this month at Mukundpur village in Vaishali district, which lies under the Mahua police station jurisdiction.