Bhadrak: Death toll rises to 8 in Bhadrak hooch tragedy case. As many as 101 persons were admitted to Bhadrak hospital last night, more than 20 are undergoing treatment at Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar .
The deceased were identified as Sukanta Barik, Sadhucharan Nayak, Sarbeswar Das, and Ramchandra Padiari of Doulatapur and Nimaisahi area under Dihida police limits. Bhadrak Collector immediately ordered a probe into the incident. He also assured the people that strict action will be against the persons involved in the incident.
On being asked, Excise Secretary Nikunja Dhal said, “A joint investigation will be done by departments of Revenue, Health and Police.” As the incident took place on polling day, we are taking this matter seriously, he added.