Hooch kills 14 in four days in Uttar Pradesh

March 17th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Fourteen people have died and about a dozen were hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor in a town in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh in four days. The first four deaths in Bachrawan town of Rae Bareli occurred March 13 followed by more the following days.

District authorities Monday ordered a magisterial probe into the deaths.

“I am also getting announcements made in and around the area to warn people against consumption of illicit liquor,” District magistrate Devendra Dube told IANS over telephone from Rae Bareli, about 85 km from here.

While cops paid little heed to the incident earlier, they got into action only after the deaths were reported in the local media.

No arrest has been made yet.

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