Five People Killed After Consuming Illicit Liquor In ‘Alcohol-Free’ Bihar

At least five people were killed and four others were stated to be critical after consuming illicit liquor in Danwar village of Bihar’s Rohtas district.


Shahabad Deputy Inspector General of Police Mohd Rehman confirmed the incident and suspended the Station House Officer (SHO).

Rohtas SP Manavjit Singh Dhillon said the matter is under investigation.

“The matter is being investigated. Only after the post-mortem reports are out, can we say with certainty that the deaths have been caused by consumption of illicit liquor.”


Villagers said all ten victims had consumed country made liquor on Friday and complained of nausea, headaches and vomiting later in the day.

Incidentally, Bihar is a dry state since April 2016, after the Nitish Kumar-led government banned the sale and consumption of alcohol. Following prohibition, reports of mishaps and deaths caused by imbibing spurious spirits have been rampant. 

Bron: IndiaTimes