Shocking: 8 labourers drank sanitiser when liquor was called in Yavatmal, Maharashtra; 7 dead, one serious
In Yavatmal district of Vidarbha, 8 people drank sanitiser to erase alcohol. After which his health deteriorated and on Saturday afternoon, 7 of them succumbed during treatment. The names of the dead are Ganesh Uttam Shelar (43), Sunil Mahadev Dengale (36), Dutt Kavadu Lanjewar (47), Nutan Devrao Patankar (35), Santosh Meher (35), Vijay Bawne (35). The seventh deceased is yet to be identified.
Liquor shops are closed due to the lockdown in the state. It is being told that late Friday night, 8 villagers in Yavatmal's Vani village sat together and drank a sanitiser. Everyone's health deteriorated in the night. After this, the family took him to the district hospital, where 7 people died. A person's condition remains critical.
4 cremated without informing the administration
Vaibhav Jadhav, an officer at Wani police station, said, 'All were workers who died. If he could not find alcohol, he drank the hand sanitiser. Post mortem of 3 dead was done, while the relatives of the remaining 4 performed the last rites without informing the authorities. The DM has ordered an inquiry into the case.