At least five people died and 16 more hospitalized after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, said police on Friday.
According to an official the incident took place in Jeetgadhi village in the Sikandarabad area on Thursday night. Following the incident, Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police has suspended three policemen, including the chowki in-charge for alleged dereliction of duty.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Santosh Singh stated on the incident, “The incident came to light in the Jeet Gali area of the district on Thursday night as people started falling sick after consuming liquor purchased from a person, who has been identified as Kuldeep,”
Reportedly, all victims consumed liquor and went to their respective homes. After two to three hours, they started vomiting and their condition worsened.
“They were admitted to a hospital, where five people in the age group of 45 to 60 years died by Friday morning. The deceased include Satish, Kalua, Ranjit, and Sukhpal 60. While 16 more are undergoing treatment,” added the official.
Police launch a manhunt to arrest the accused in connection with the case.
Efforts are on to nab the main culprit, even as some of his associates are being interrogated in custody, the SSP said.