Five Killed By Consuming Spurious Liquor: Five people lost their lives in West Bengal, and eight fallen ill after consuming spurious liquor.
Spurious liquor taken the lives of five people in West Parganas district in West Bengal and an estimated 20 people have fallen sick till now after consuming spurious liquor on Tuesday.
The persons who had fallen ill due to spurious liquor were admitted to a hospital in Diamond Harbour and their condition is now stable.
Two people have died on the spot and others succumbed after admitting to the hospital.
Meanwhile the owners of the Hooch den have been detained from Kakdwip area and were produced in the court. The court remanded them for 14 day judicial custody.
But the key accused Phulchand Sardar from who trades Hooch from Kultali to Kakdwip is absconding.
All the victims of the tragedy are daily wage earners.
Meanwhile Sunderbans Development Minister Monturam Pakhira visited the Diamond Harbour and Kakdwip hospitals and he also visited the houses of the four dead at Ramgopalpur and spoke to the family members and expressed his condolences.
Earlier in December 2011 more than 160 people have succumbed of spurios liquor in West Bengal.
People who consumed a home brewed alcoholic drink known as chepti in West Bengal’s Sangrampur started becoming ill on December 13th, 2011. On December 14th, victims admitted to hospitals complained about stomach pain, diarrhea and breathing problems. Within 48 hours, the death toll rose to 143 and many more were in critical condition.
It is identified that the drink contained methanol a highly toxic chemical which, when ingested, can lead to blindness or death. The death toll in this tragedy is more than 160 people and seven people have been arrested and 10 illegal liquor shops were seized after the tragedy.