After consuming fake alcohol in Siwan, Bihar, four people died and others were hospitalized; 12 people were detained
Four persons in Bihar die prematurely as a result of bootlegging. One of the three perished after ingesting fake alcohol, while the other was pronounced dead at the Siwan hospital.
The Sub-divisional Public Grievance Officer in Siwan, Abhishek Chandan, spoke about the fatalities and said that seven additional people are presently receiving medical care at the Siwan hospital. He also said that the post-mortem findings will be needed to determine the cause of the deaths, which has not yet been determined.
The deceased, Janak Bean alias Janak Prasad and Naresh Bean of the Bala village in Siwan's Nabiganj, reportedly complained of stomach pain in the middle of the night and that it was impairing their vision. Their relatives then took them to the Siwan Sadar Hospital, where the doctors declared them to be "brought dead," according to ANI reports.
"After being sent to Siwan Sadar Hospital because they had ingested this fake alcohol, at least two people were pronounced dead. Numerous individuals are still sick, and the police have set up camps in the area, according to Ramesh Kumar, the district councillor for the village.
This fictitious alcohol consumption is probably going to result in more deaths.
Notably, the event happened a short time after the Bihar Police, on December 21, 2022, discovered poisonous liquor bottles stashed away in a gutter in Danapur. But this is not the first time someone has died after eating a fake beverage. Additionally, deaths were reported in December 2021 from the Bihar district of Chhapra's Saran, when over 70 individuals perished after ingesting fake alcohol at a neighborhood bar. Indignant people yelled abuse at the district authorities and blocked the Masrakh Hanuman Chowk on Bihar State Highway 90 after the killings.
The event also set off a political brawl in the Bihar legislature, with opposition figures launching a ferocious assault on Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, over the recent spate of bogus alcohol-related fatalities.
The Nitish Kumar-led administration outlawed the sale and use of alcohol in Bihar in April 2016.