Bhubaneswar, October19 (Odisha.in) Orissa government has ordered a high level inquiry by the Excise Commissioner into the Wednesday’s reported deaths of at least seven people allegedly due to consumption of home made liquor at Motelguda in Malkangiri.
However, the Excise Minister, Debi Prasad Mishra who ordered the probe, quoting the report from the District Superintendent , denied the allegation of hooch tragedy.
“The preliminary report from the concerned Excise Superintendent suggested that the deaths occurred due to diarrohea following consumption of “pandam” a locally made drink.”
Ten tribals of the village had consumed the traditional stuff being consumed during a festive occasion and the seven deaths has nothing to do with country liquor or Mahuli, Mishra said
However, the exact picture of the incident would be clear after the submission of the inquiry report by the Commissioner, the Minister said.
While five persons died on the spot after consuming the stuff, two died in the Malkaangiri hospsital ,the condition of three , admitted in the Malkangiri district Headquarter Hospital is stated to be out of danger.