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Truth of total prohibition in Bihar: Schoolgirls attacked, man bathed with boiling liquid


PATNA: Bihar claimed having formed world’s longest human chain in support of alcohol ban in the weekend.

According to a statement by chief minister Nitish Kumar, more than 40 million people participated in the human chain programme to display their solidarity with government’s prohibition campaign.

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But, the situation on the ground belies government’s much-touted claim which is confirmed by a series of shocking incidents concerning liquor consumption.

In a latest incident, angry alcoholics threw boiling liquid on a man after he prevented them from drinking in a hotel. The incident took place in Muzaffarpur district on Tuesday.

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According to reports, a group of youths reached a sweet shop and began drinking which was objected to by a hotel staff.

In a fit of rage, the angry youth threw the boiling liquid on the hotel staff, leaving him badly wounded. They also set afire the LPG cylinder.

Another incident was reported from Rohtas district where the angry liquor traders beat up 12 schoolgirls who had protested their illegal liquor manufacturing units. The incident took place on Monday.

Reports said the schoolgirls were returning home from school when the liquor traders attacked them. Police have registered a case against 40 persons in connection with the attack.

Bihar has imposed total liquor ban in April last year.

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