Vadodara hooch toll rises to five

The death toll in the hooch tragedy that hit a village near here last week has gone up to five, police said on Saturday.

Vadodara: The death toll in the hooch tragedy that hit a village near here last week has gone up to five, police said on Saturday.

The latest victim, Chhotabhai Nanabhai Tadvi, who was under treatment in a hospital here, died last night, they said.

A woman is among those who died after consuming illicit liquor in Panej village about ten days ago. Over a dozen affected persons are still undergoing treatment in the hospital here, police said.

An inquiry has been ordered into the tragedy and three bootleggers, including a couple, have been arrested.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the liquor consumed by villagers was spiked with pesticide, they added.

PTI

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