Toxic alcohol death toll hits 11

14 March 2020, Dhanusha

The number of people died taking a toxic alcohol at Ramadaiya of Kshireshwornath municipality in Dhanusha has reached 11.

According to the District Police Office, they had consumed hooch which is locally made liquor excessively in course of celebrating the Holi festival a few days ago.

Till Friday, the death toll had reached six.

The latest victims have been identified as Brhamadev Yadav, 29, Bila Mandal,40, Gadar Mandal, 65, Raju Mahara, 35, and Ram Narayan Mahara and Shatrughna Mandal whose age could not be ascertained.

Area Police Office Mahendranagar’s police inspector Pappu Nayak said the investigation into the matter has begun. The other four becoming ill after drinking the alcohol are being treated at the Ramdaiya-based Janaki Medical Teaching Hospital.

Police have arrested local Ramananda Saha and a woman on the charge of supplying adulterated alcohol. The entire village is in grief due to the unexpected deaths of locals. The dead are from poor economic class, it is shared.

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