Hooch kills 4 in UP, four cops suspended

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Ghaziabad, March 13 (IANS) Four persons died and one took ill on Tuesday after consuming illicit liquor following which four policemen, including the area SHO, were suspended in Khora locality here, police said.

Police received an anonymous call on Tuesday morning informing about the victims, SP City Akash Tomar said, adding that the caller said that several persons consumed liquor which they bought from an unauthorised vendor in a park here till midnight.

After the call, senior police and other officers, including the District Magistrate, rushed to the spot. The victims were taken to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Delhi.

Three of the deceased were identified as Sandeep (18), Avneesh (25) and Ashok Kumar (45) while the police is trying to establish the identity of the fourth man, Tomar said.

Taking punitive action, SSP H. N. Singh suspended four policemen – SHO Dhruv Dubey, the area police post in-charge and two beat constables.

A door-to-door search is being conducted by the police to find if there are more victims.



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