A group of 400 women from four villages here raided several illegal distilleries in Tiwaripur and destroyed 500 litres of country-made liquor. Illegal liquor units in Bahrampur and Basiadeeh villages were raided and destroyed on Tuesday, the police said on Wednesday.

Various women associations and Mahila Mandals active in the area held a meeting and took a pledge to end the menace of country-made liquor.

The death of an elderly person at an illegal liquor sale outlet in Bahrampur village due to alleged thrashing by a youth sparked the protest, the police added. — PTI