Seven people died after consumption of spurious liquor in Saran district

13 August, 2022 | Simran Turak

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Seven people have died in the last three days allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Saran district of Bihar, a senior police officer said on Saturday. Last week, 11 people died and several o...

Seven people have died in the last three days allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Saran district of Bihar, a senior police officer said on Saturday. Last week, 11 people died and several others became ill after drinking liquor in the same district last week.


‚ÄúSeven people have so far died in Masudhi area since August 10. Villagers claim that the deceased consumed spurious liquor. The exact cause of death can only be ascertained after getting post-mortem examination reports, Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar said. Searches are being conducted to nab the suspected bootleggers”, the SP said.


The incident of last week took place in Phulwariya panchayat falling under Maker police station.


The SHO of the police station and the local chowkidar have both been suspended. Since April 2016, alcohol sales and usage have been prohibited in Bihar. However, the state has documented a series of hooch disasters in which more than 60 individuals have died since November of last year.