In Bihar, fake alcohol consumption resulted in 3 deaths and 7 illnesses

In Bihar, fake alcohol consumption resulted in 3 deaths and 7 illnesses

Officials said on Monday that seven more individuals became unwell and at least three people died after reportedly eating fake alcohol in the "dry" Bihar district of Siwan's Bhopatpur subdivision.

10 persons were taken to the district hospital in Siwan at 7 p.m. on Sunday after complaining of stomach discomfort, nausea, and dizziness, according to a statement released by the district administration.

"Two people died after being carried to Patna Medical College and Hospital, while one person was pronounced brought dead by the doctors at the Siwan hospital" (PMCH). At the Siwan district hospital, seven patients are now being treated, according to the statement.

Many of the seven who became sick, according to the locals, are in critical condition.

Since April 2016, sales and use of alcohol are prohibited in Bihar.

The district government said that the deceased's post-mortem reports will determine the precise cause of death.

"Security officers have already arrived in the area as a squad. The involved police station has opened an investigation and filed a charge. According to the announcement, twelve persons have already been detained in connection with the investigation.

Around 50 individuals are said to have died in the Saran area in December of last year as a result of fake alcohol.

The episode had sparked a political brawl in the Bihar Assembly, with opposition figures strongly criticising the state's chief minister, Nitish Kumar, for the recurrent cases of fictitious alcohol fatalities.

The BJP then said that the drinking of fake alcohol in Saran was to blame for more than 100 fatalities.