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Bihar: Six people killed, several ill after consuming spurious liquor in Saran district | Patna News – Times of India

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A health team rushed to the spot to check those take ill. Photo: ANI

PATNA: At least six people died and nine others fell critically ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at Bhatha village under the Maker police station area in Saran district on Thursday.
While three people died at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), one was brought dead to the hospital, said Dr I S Thankur, the superintendent of the hospital. Two others — Chandan Mahto (30) and Kamal Mahto (65) — were declared brought dead at Chhapra sadar hospital. Villagers said most of those who fell ill have also lost their eyesight.
Saran SP Santosh Kumar admitted that some people had consumed liquor at the village during Nag Panchami celebrations on Tuesday. “Marhoura and Sonepur DSPs are camping at the village. We have begun an investigation into the incident,” he added.
The SP added efforts are on to ascertain the exact number of people who consumed liquor at the village.
Saran DM Rajesh Meena said a team of doctors and paramedical staff has been sent to the village to ascertain the cause of deaths.
Mithilesh Mahto, whose father-in-law died on way to PMCH, said the latter had consumed hooch. “Liquor is readily available at the village. Several people had consumed country liquor during religious function on Tuesday. Many of them later developed health complications, including loss of eyesight. My father-in-law died around 2pm on Tuesday while being taken to PMCH,” he said.
Earlier on August 2, two persons had died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at Ramdaspur village under Bhorha panchayat in the same district.

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