Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: On Monday night Four people were killed and at least one admitted to a hospital in a critical condition after consuming suspected spurious liquor at Khoda colony in Ghaziabad. Policemen that were posted in the area were suspended in connection with the Incident.
Families said that all the victims had bought liquor from local shops that sell alcohol smuggled from Haryana and nearby areas for anything between Rs 50 and Rs 75 for a quarter (180 ml). After the four deaths came to light, locals staged a protest at Shankar Vihar market. The protesters criticised the local police and demanded immediate closure of shops which sell smuggled liquor.