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Three dies after consuming spurious liquor in UP’s Farrukhabad; probe initiated

Three dies after consuming spurious liquor in UP’s Farrukhabad; probe initiated

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Police have launched an investigation after three people died after they allegedly consumed liquor in Farrukhabad on Friday. The kin of the deceased claimed condition of the three men worsened after they consumed liquor.

At least three people died after they allegedly consumed liquor bought from an English government liquor outlet in Mohammadabad town of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Jitendra, a resident of Ahmalapur village, and his friends Omveer and Monu.
A team of senior police officials, including SP Farrukhabad Ashok Meena, DM Sanjay Kumar Singh and other excise department officials rushed to the spot and launched an investigation. The relatives of the deceased alleged that they had purchased the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) liquor from a government outlet in Bharatpur, which caused their death.

“Jitendra had purchased English liquor, Imperial Blue, from a government outlet. He and his friends had consumed the liquor of the same brand, following which their condition worsened,” their relatives told the investigators.

When the family members of the victims saw them lying unconscious, they raised an alarm and rushed them to a nearby primary health care centre where the doctors declared them dead.

Superintendent of Police Farrukhabad Ashok Meena said, “On Thursday, Jitendra, Monu and Omveer had consumed liquor outside their house in Ahmalapur village under Mohammadabad Kotwali area. After they consumed liquor, soon their condition deteriorated. They died while being taken to a hospital for treatment.”

Police said the bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination and the actual cause of the death will be ascertained soon. The salesman of the liquor outlet and another individual are in police custody for further questioning and police are trying to ascertain the cause of their deaths.

Meanwhile, the administration has ordered the closure of liquor shops in the district as a precautionary measure. In another significant move, police are also checking the nearby liquor shops in the area and are taking steps to make people aware.

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Police have also recovered a bottle of liquor with an ‘Imperial Blue’ label on it and a sealed quarter of English liquor from the spot and samples of liquor have been sent for laboratory examination. The results of the post-mortem examination are awaited.

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