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Bihar: 20 Dead After Consuming Spurious Liquor In Motihari District

Earlier in December 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) blamed the authorities in Bihar for suppressing the death toll in the hooch tragedy in Saran and Siwan districts, stating that at least 77 people had died in the incident as against the government’s figure of 42 deaths

Bihar's Excise Act completely prohibits the purchase of any intoxicant liquor
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At least 20 people have died in the last 24 hours after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Motihari district between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, the police said.

According to reports, the deaths were reported in Lakshmipur village of Turkoulia police station, followed by Harsiddhi, Paharpur and Sugauli areas. "It is a sad incident. I have asked for all information on it," Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said after the tragedy.

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