Four people were arrested for storing liquor in the school tank after illicit liquor was found inside a tank in a primary school in Veerapandi Town Panchayat in Villupuram on Monday.
On Monday, when students were drinking water from the school water tank, it tasted bad and foul smell was coming from it. The students complained to the teachers of the school and the teachers asked children not to consume the water thinking that rat might have died inside the tank.
The teachers took help from villagers and got the tanks checked, they found two plastic vessels and a sack full of fermented wash, according to The New Indian Express.
This issue was informed to the Arangandanallur police station and the police seized about 10 litres of wash. After the investigation, it was found that some miscreants had hidden the wash inside the water tank to evade police raid and that had got mixed with drinking water, according to The New Indian Express.
Police arrested four suspects- Sekar (52), E Rajakumari (28), Iyyanara (52) and Ezhumalai (51). Police seized five more litres of wash from these four people.
Veerapandi village is known for the sale of illicit liquor and fermented wash. Even after various measures by the police, this trade still continues in the area.