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Monday, 05 August 2019 - 18:21
Pallewela OIC transferred as another hooch drinker dies
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Another person who fell sick after consuming poisonous illicit liquor at Pallewela in Mirigama died today.

A resident of Gaspe Pallewela, the victim was receiving treatment at Ragama hospital at the time of his death.

Accordingly, the death toll from the consumption of contaminated liquor has now risen to 12.

In addition, 17 more persons who fell sick after drinking the hooch are still receiving treatment at hospitals.

Meanwhile, a group of residents staged a protest in front of the owner of the illicit liquor den.

Reports reaching our news team say that the protestors carried bodies of two victims in the protest.

The owner of the illicit liquor den and another person were remanded yesterday.

At the same time, OIC of the Pallewela Police Station has also been transferred.

Police Media spokesman, SP, Ruwan Gunesekera said the OIC’s transfer was approved by the National Police Commission before he was shifted to Kalutara SP office.

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