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Four members of a family die after consuming 'poisonous' tea

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarpur 

Four members of a family including two minors were killed after taking tea suspected to be laced with poison in Bihar's district today, police said.

(SDPO) said the deceased have been identified as Chandan Bhagat (27), his wife (25) and their two minor children - son (7) and daughter (5).

The incident occurred at Bahdinpur village under Paroo block of the district this morning, he added.

As per preliminary investigation, it seemed that the family had consumed tea in which they had mistakenly poured pesticide 'thimet' instead of tea and died, the SDPO said adding that police team is collecting forensic evidence for proper investigation.

The family was earning its livelihood through farming, he said adding that bodies have been sent to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 19:40 IST