Ahmedabad: Forty-year-old Kanubhai Sekhalia died at Devgana village in Barnala taluka in Botad’s hooch tragedy that has claimed the lives of more than 40 people as of Wednesday afternoon. With his death, his four children have lost their father and a shelter too. The children became orphans as his wife was not staying with them.
After the hooch tragedy, officials including Karanraj Vaghela, SP of Botad district, reached Devgana village. The police spoke to the people of the village and adopted all the four orphaned children. They announced that the Botad police will bear the responsibility of the four children including their studies. After the death of Kanubhai, the four children are living with his elder brother.
Botad district SP Karanraj Vaghela appealed to the people who have complaints of vomiting, blackouts, or dizziness to come forward. The police said that even those who have not shown any symptoms after consuming the toxic brew should come forward and the police will get them treated.
The police said that more people have been affected in Barwala and Ranpur in Botad. At present five police teams are working in Barwala and five teams in Ranpur. The police have stationed ambulances outside all the villages. The police said that any person who does not come to work for two or three days should be reported to the police so that if that person has been affected by drinking toxic liquor, he can be shifted to the hospital for treatment.