HARIDWAR, Sep.11, 2022 (TBINN)
Reportedly, at least six people have died in the last three days after allegedly consuming liquor distributed by a panchayat election candidate in Haridwar District.
Pradhan candidate for Phoolgarh Village, Babli, got liquor distributed in the village, police said. They arrested her husband today and booked him for murder.
Police are still searching for Babli and her brother Naresh. According to senior police officials, at least six people have died, so far, after consuming the liquor. While residents claim the toll is eight, officials said two of them died due to other reasons.
For the incident four Police personnel and nine Excise Department’s officials have been suspended for negligence. Reports say six hooch-related deaths have been reported in the area. Out of this, one person died on Friday, four on Saturday, and another person today. Two more deaths have been reported in the concerned villages but we cannot confirm if these are liquor-related deaths because one person died several days ago and another was involved in a fight, for which, a murder F.I.R. is already registered. We are waiting for post-mortem report to confirm the cause of death.
Of these six hooch deaths, four are from Phoolgarh Village and two from Shivgarh Village, Haridwar’s S.P. (Rural) Parmendra Singh Dobhal said.