Spurious liquor kills four, one murdered in Tripura

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) At least four men died and another took ill after drinking spurious liquor in a Tripura village, police said Thursday. In a separate incident, a tribal youth was murdered at a shop selling moonshine.

The four tribal men aged between 25 and 30 died at Chawmanu in northern Tripura, 135 km north of here, Wednesday after consuming contaminated country liquor, said a police spokesman.

‘The liquor was made a few days back and in the most unhygienic way,’ police said. Police arrested the country liquor manufacturer, who himself fell sick after consuming the moonshine.

In a separate liquor-related incident, a tribal was killed at Champahour village in western Tripura Wednesday.

‘Swapan Debbarma, 35, was murdered during a quarrel at a country liquor den,’ police said. Police arrested two people in this connection.

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