Death toll rises to 18 after people after consuming illicit liquor in two separate incidents under Raunapur police station in Azamgarh today.
The police claimed the dead had consumed ‘tadi’ or fermented palm brew, the post-mortem would establish the nature of the hooch. After the incident, CM Yogi Adityanath has suspended Raunapur SHO, a sub-inspector and beat constable.
After the incident, CM Yogi Adityanath has suspended Raunapur SHO, a sub-inspector and beat constable.
According to an official, the CM had also directed the district administration to take punitive action against the excise inspector and police officers.
Deceased were admitted to various hospitals in a serious state. The CM has instructed the police and excise department to launch a campaign against illicit liquor.