Patna: Three more people died on Tuesday after drinking spurious liquor in Bihar's Gaya town, taking the toll to 12, including two women, police said.

Almost a dozen others are battling for their lives in hospital."Three more people died after they consumed spurious liquor," a police official said.

Earlier, the deaths took place on Monday night in Rampur Bhuin Toli and Shastri Nagar Bhuin Toli areas, police officer Rakesh Dubey said. The victims complained of stomach pain and threw up after taking the moonshine. Police have lodged a case against Mantu Yadav but are yet to arrest the accused.

In Bhojpur district, 26 people died after consuming spurious liquor in the last four days. Two of them became blind. Bhojpur Superintendent of Police M R Nayak said 40 people were arrested after the tragedy and 46 illegal liquor manufacturing units had been razed.

(Agencies)

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