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Death toll rises to 3 in Kanpur hooch tragedy

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

The death toll in spurious liquor tragedy here rose to three on Monday with one more person dying at the Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital, an said.

The deceased was identified as (58) of Khadri village in Ghatampur, said

On Saturday, two people died and as many were critical after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor at a marriage function in Bhitargaav village.

Paswan was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night.

Pant said the additional (and revenue) was asked to conduct an inquiry in the case and submit a report within 15 days.

On Sunday night, a massive operation against hooch manufacturers, traders and suppliers was carried out by police in the suburban pockets, the DM said.

Ghatampur's (SHO) Janardan Pratap Singh, post in-charge and a have also been placed under suspension for their alleged negligence, said SSP Anant Dev Tewari.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 23:45 IST