Bihar: 29 people died in illegal hooch tragedy in Gopalganj and West Champaran districts
In Bihar, 29 people have died in illegal hooch tragedy in Gopalganj and West Champaran districts of the state. While 17 people have died in Gopalganj, 12 people have been reported dead in the Bettiah area of West Champaran.
According to the families of the deceased, the men had consumed liquor Tuesday night. Gopalganj SP Anand Kumar told media 19 people have been arrested in this regard.
SHO of Mahmadpur police station of Gopalganj district and SHO of Nautan police station of West Champaran have been suspended.
Expressing grief over the tragic incident Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said a thorough investigation will be conducted.
Those found guilty of supplying spurious liquor will not be spared. Mr. Kumar said he will review the situation arising out after the illegal hooch tragedy.