Patna, December 18: Bharatiya Janata Occasion MP Sushil Modi on Sunday claimed that the members of the family of the victims within the Chapra hooch tragedy are performing their final rites with out autopsy because of “worry of the police”.
Modi additionally accused the state authorities of hiding the precise variety of deaths within the tragedy and claimed “greater than 100 deaths”. Bihar Hooch Tragedy: No Compensation to These Who Die After Consuming Liquor, Says CM Nitish Kumar in State Meeting (Watch Video).
“The demise toll has crossed 100 however the authorities is hiding the numbers. Attributable to worry of the police, persons are performing the final rites of their members of the family and not using a autopsy,” Sushil Modi stated whereas addressing the reporters right here.
Modi on Saturday met the households of those that misplaced their lives within the Chhapra hooch tragedy. The demise toll in Bihar’s Chhapra because of the consumption of spurious liquor has mounted to 65. The incident was initially reported on Wednesday. Most deaths reportedly occurred over Wednesday and Thursday, evoking an uproar inside and out of doors the Bihar Meeting.
A number of leaders of the opposition are claiming extra deaths than the official. The Opposition, led by the BJP, took on the ruling JD(U)-RJD over the rising variety of hooch deaths regardless of a ban on the sale and consumption of liquor within the state, which has been in impact since April 2016. Amid extreme criticism from the Opposition, led by the BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday stated that no compensation will probably be given if an individual dies after consuming spurious liquor. Bihar Hooch Tragedy: CM Nitish Kumar Repeats Attraction in State Meeting, Says ‘If You Drink, You Will Die’.
“No compensation will probably be supplied to individuals who die after consuming spurious liquor. We’ve got been interesting to you to not drink. For those who drink, you’ll die. Those that converse in opposition to prohibition is not going to convey any good to the folks,” the Bihar CM stated within the Meeting on Friday.
In the meantime, taking a suo-moto cognizance on this matter, the Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC) on Saturday stated that it’ll depute its personal workforce headed by one among its members for an on-the-spot inquiry within the wake of extra deaths reported in different districts of Bihar in hooch tragedy. The Fee stated it’s involved to know the place and what sort of medical therapy is being supplied to those victims.
“Most of them are from poor households and doubtless can’t afford expensive medical therapy in non-public hospitals subsequently, it turns into extraordinarily vital on the a part of the state authorities to offer them the absolute best medical therapy wherever it’s obtainable,” the NHRC stated in a press release.
The Fee has famous that in April 2016, the Authorities of Bihar had banned the sale and consumption of liquor within the state, and subsequently, such incidents indicated that it has not been in a position to cease the sale of illicit and spurious liquor.
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