Man consuming alcohol in dry Bihar found dead in police lockup
December 08, 2023  13:01
The Nitish govt made Bihar a dry state in 2016
The Nitish govt made Bihar a dry state in 2016
A 22-year-old man, who was arrested for consuming liquor in dry Bihar, was found dead inside the lockup of a police station in Munger district, an official said on Friday. 

 The deceased, identified as Aman of Bageshwari area in Munger, was found hanging from the ventilator of the toilet attached to the lockup of the prohibition department police station at 2 am, he said. 

 Aman was arrested by the officials of the Bihar Prohibition, Excise and Registration Department on Thursday on charges of consuming liquor and violating the state's prohibition laws. The sale and consumption of alcohol is banned in Bihar since April 2016. 

 Talking to reporters, Suman Kumar, Inspector (Excise and Prohibition department), said, "Aman was found hanging in the toilet attached to the lockup at 2 am on Friday. He was immediately taken to the district government hospital, where he was declared dead." 

 "After medical examinations, he was kept in the department's lockup along with four other persons. The matter is being investigated," he added. PTI
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