The Hush Post| 13:59pm |one-minute-read
After Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, another liquor tragedy took place, this time in Assam. At least 22 people died and several others reportedly admitted in a serious condition after consuming spurious country made liquor on Friday in a tea garden in Assam’s Golaghat district.
Assam state excise department PRO Sailen Pandey said the death toll has gone up to 22. Two state excise department officers have been suspended, said Pandey.
He added, “Excise minister Parimal Suklabaidya has asked a 4-member team to rush to the area and initiate an inquiry. The minister asked the probe committee to submit its report within three days.”
The deceased has been identified as– Draupadi Orang, Sunita Kujoor, Shanti Kujoor, and Vinti Bhakta, Sanju Ghatvar, Dulal Orang, Bilo Bhoomij, Agni Gwala, Khooblal Kujoor, Bondiya Orang, Kartik Ghatwar, Bandhan Bawri, Karkariya Gwala.
All the people who have been reported sick were referred to Gauhati Medical College Hospital.
Additional District Magistrate has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
An investigation will be initiated only after the inquiry report.
Meanwhile, there have been clashes between Golaghat district police and local tea gardens workers and their families. Locals are blaming the Excise Department and District Police behind the incident.
They are saying that if the Department and the police had taken action against those who sell such poisonous liquor then the incident could have been stopped.
However, the Excise Department had lodged a complaint against the seller and the makers of the country liquor.