Hooch tragedy claims four lives in Mirzapur

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Hooch tragedy claims four lives in Mirzapur

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | PNS | Lucknow



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In yet another hooch tragedy, four people died after consuming spurious liquor in Nevadhiyaghat village in Dehat Kotwali police area of Mirzapur, police said on Monday.
Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Verma said that in the first incident, two people identified as Chhedi Nishad and Mahesh Nishad died at the district hospital. He said that both had bought liquor from an individual who makes illicit alcohol in the village on Saturday evening. When their conditions deteriorated, their families admitted them to the hospital where they died early Monday morning while receiving treatment.
The bodies were sent for post-mortem.
The ASP said that Raja Tiwari and Suresh (50) also died in the village on Sunday. He said the duo were habitual drinkers.
Their bodies have been cremated and an investigation is underway.
Based on the statements of the deceased's families, police have arrested one Kashi on charges of making illegal liquor and recovered 250 illegal pouches of alcohol and paraphernalia used in making liquor from his house.  
Commissioner of Mirzapur division, Yogeshwar Ram Mishra, District Magistrate Praveen Kumar, Superintendent of Police Ajay Singh inspected the spot.
Police jawans have been deployed in the entire village to avert any untoward incident.
It may be mentioned that about a month back, four people had died after consuming suspected spurious liquor at Jeetgadi village of Bulandshahr.
Reacting strongly to the tragedy, the state government had placed four policemen, including a station house officer, in Bulandshahr district, under suspension.
A departmental probe was initiated against Joint Excise Commissioner Meerut Zone Rajesh Mani Tripathi, Deputy Commissioner Suresh Chandra Patel and Bulandshahr District Excise Officer Sanjay Kumar Tripathi for laxity in supervisory work over the incident.

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