Hooch claims one life in Gujarat,22 others hospitalised

According to police,so far,one person has been arrested for selling spurious liquor to the victims.

Written by Agencies | Vadodara | Published: March 13, 2012 10:47:49 pm

One person died,while 22 others fell sick following consumption of spurious liquor at Panej village of Sankheda taluka of the district today,police said.

According to police,so far,one person has been arrested for selling spurious liquor to the victims.

All the affected persons have been shifted to Shri Sayajirao General (SSG) hospital in the city from the government hospital in Bodeli,where,they were given primary treatment,district collector Vinod Rao told PTI.

One person,whose condition was critical,was shifted to SSG hospital,where he was declared brought dead,he added.

“But,the situation is under control now and one bootlegger has been arrested in connection with the incident. He is being interrogated by the police,” Rao said.

The incident came to light this morning,after several people complained of uneasiness after consuming liquor and were brought to the local hospital,police said.

A case has been registered in this connection and further investigation is on.

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