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Hooch tragedy: Bihar Govt. suspends 15 police officials

Asha Devi holds her head while sitting next to her sick daughter Savita (R) who consumed spurious meals at a school on Tuesday, at a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Patna July 17, 2013. At least 20 children died and dozens were taken to hospital with apparent food poisoning after eating a meal provided for free at their school in the district of Chapra in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the education minister said on Wednesday, sparking violent protests. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan (INDIA - Tags: FOOD HEALTH EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Patna: The Bihar government has suspended 25 police officials including Inspector of Town Police Station of Gopalganj District following the hooch tragedy, in which 18 people so far have died due to consumption of spurious liquor in the district.

The illegal liquor unit was running at Khajurwani village under the jurisdiction of Town Police Station.

Director General of Police P.K. Thakur said that FIRs have been registered against 14 persons in two different cases.

He said six persons have so far been arrested and a massive man-hunt is on to nab main culprits. (ANI)