UP(Barabanki): The consumption of spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh  Barabanki distric had evoked a serious incident in the city, as nine people died after allegedly consuming poisonous alcohol at their relative's place. An investigation team reached Thal Khurd Village in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district to look out the matter and to further investigate the scene.

The incident came to light Wednesday morning when the relatives of the deceased people admitted that the group's health deteriorated after consuming the alcohol, Additional District Magistrate Anil Singh confirmed.

After the post mortem, the relatives told the police that the deceased relatives had consumed alcohol.

The doctor, who treated the patients, also informed that the deceased people had consumed 'Spirit Alcohol', which was the reason for their death.

District Magistrate Akhilesh Tiwari claimed only three persons had died due to the achohol consumption. The others died due to the intense cold wave. All six bodies were sent for postmortem examination to ascertain the reason for death.

The Excise Department, including the administrative officials, are investigating the matter. The people who consumed 'Spirit Alcohol' were admitted to Lucknow Trauma Center in critical condition late Wednesday night.

State excise minister Jai Pratap Singh said “Action under relevant sections of the new law formed to rein in such elements would be taken. All those who are found responsible for the production of spurious liquor in the district and also the gang involved would be brought to books,”.

Yogi Adityanath government had recently passed a bill providing death penalty and life imprisonment for those dealing in illicit liquor. The Bill got the governor's approval on Monday.

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