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Added on : 2019-05-28 17:57:12

At least half-a-dozen people died in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district after consuming spurious liquor, officials said. The incident took place in Raniganj of Ramnagar area. Nearly two dozen persons have been admitted to the district hospital in a serious condition. Among the victims are three brothers, Ramesh, Mukesh and Sonu and their father Chhotelal.

All four died after consuming the spurious liquor. Ramesh's wife Ramavati said that there is no male member left in the family even to carry out the last rites of the four victims. Four of the victims belong to one family.

All the victims had purchased liquor from a government outlet leased to one Danvir Singh and minutes after consuming the same, they complained of loss of eyesight. Sources said that Danvir Singh was selling spurious liquor from the government outlet and owned an illicit liquor factory.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a serious view of the incident and Inspector Ramnagar and circle officer Pawan Gautam have been suspended. An inquiry has also been ordered into the incident.

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