Motihari Hooch Tragedy: A city in East Champaran district of Bihar, has been hit by a hooch tragedy, with at least 14 people dead and more than four dozen others seriously ill. The incident is suspected to have been caused by the consumption of poisonous liquor. The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the matter, and sub-divisional officers have been sent to the respective villages to submit an investigation report.
According to the Dainik Jagran report, the incident reportedly started on Friday evening when the first death was reported in Lakshmipur of Turkaulia police station area. The deceased were identified as Rameshwar Ram, Dhruv Paswan, Ashok Paswan, Chhotu Paswan, Gutan Manjhi, Tuntun Singh, Sudish Ram, Indrashan Mahato, Chulahi Paswan, Govind Thakur, and Ganesh Ram. Three more people were reported dead in Dhavai Musahar Toli of Harsiddhi police station area.
Several others are being treated in various private hospitals, with some of them reportedly in critical condition. The incident has caused widespread concern in the region, and the authorities are taking all necessary steps to investigate the matter and provide medical aid to those affected.
The health department has dispatched a team to the affected villages and appointed a Product Superintendent to lead an investigation into the liquor consumption issue. In the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen under suspicious circumstances, with four deaths in Turkaulia, five in Sugauli, two in Paharpur, and three in Harsiddhi in the district.
According to the report, District administration and police team is ascertaining about the sick people. Product Superintendent Amitesh Kumar told that the post mortem report has not been received. The cause of death will be known only after the report. Raids are going on in the district on the information of liquor.