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Two arrested in Rohtas hooch tragedy: DGP

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 October 2017, 17:22 IST
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Two people have been arrested in connection with consumption of illicit liquor in Danwar village of Bihar's Rohtas district, Patna Director General of Police (DGP) P. K. Thakur said on Saturday.

"We raided the house of the person where this incident took place, and two people have been arrested. Interrogation is currently underway," Thakur told reporters.

Thakur also said that four deaths are confirmed into the incident, while two people are undergoing treatment at the hospital, whose statements will be recorded once there condition is stable.

As per Thakur, the incident took place after a group of people consumed liquor at a person's house who had invited them after conclusion of Chhath festival celebrations.

"We are interrogating from all aspects, and have recovered the samples also. The statements of villagers will also be recorded, and action will be taken," Thakur added.

Eight policemen, including the Station House Officer (SHO), have so far been suspended in connection with the case.

It is to be noted that there is a complete ban on alcohol consumption in Bihar.

-ANI

First published: 28 October 2017, 17:22 IST
 
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