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Punjab: 4 die after drinking spurious liquor in Sangrur, probe ordered

ByKaram Prakash
Mar 20, 2024 03:37 PM IST

Two accused, including liquor smuggler, arrested after the four victims from Gujran village of Dirba block consumed the liquor on Tuesday night and were found dead on Wednesday morning.

Four people died on Tuesday night after consuming spurious liquor at Gujran village in Dirba block of Punjab’s Sangrur district.

Four people died on Tuesday night after consuming spurious liquor in Dirba block of Punjab’s Sangrur district. (Represenational photo)
Four people died on Tuesday night after consuming spurious liquor in Dirba block of Punjab’s Sangrur district. (Represenational photo)

Sangrur senior superintendent of police Sartaj Singh said two residents of Gujran village had been arrested and booked for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. The accused were identified as liquor smuggler Manpreet Singh and his accomplice Sukhwinder Singh.

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Deputy commissioner Jitendra Jorwal said that a five-member committee has been constituted to probe the matter, while the bodies have been sent to a hospital for the post-mortem. The committee, comprising the Dirba sub divisional magistrate (SDM), deputy superintendent of police (DSP), station house officer (SHO), senior medical officer and an excise and taxation officer, will submit its report by Friday.

The deceased were identified as Bhola Singh, 50, Nirmal Singh, 42, Pargat Singh, 42, and Jagjeet Singh, 30. All four were from Gujran village.

Residents said all four had consumed the liquor on Tuesday night and were found dead on village roads on Wednesday morning.

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