Disgusted with free flow of liquor in Thakurmunda block of State’s tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district, hundreds of women took law into their hands and ransacked all country-made liquor joints in the locality for the second day on Thursday.

The women alleged that though they had drawn the attention of authorities, no one ensured closure of the liquor joints. They alleged that the free flow of liquor has added to miseries of women in villages like Thakurmunda, Digdhar, Rugudibeda, Suninda, Charamara, Khuntaposhi, Chamakpur, and Guhaldiha under Thakurmunda block.

In groups, the women folk ransacked all the country made liquor sales point, including one licensed shop, thereby damaging bottled country-made liquor worth more than Rs. 5 Lakh, the police said. Aggrieved at the growing consumption of liquor manufactured by the traders and increasing atrocities against them, the Women Self-Help Groups (WSHG) took such an initiative in the absence of any prohibitory measures taken by the police and the administration in spite of several complaints made by them. One licensed India-made foreign liquor (IMFL) outlet at Thakurmunda was also ransacked by the women. -PTI

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