Illegally made alcohol kills 86 people in India

Illegally made alcohol kills 86 people in India

At least 86 people have died after drinking illegally-made alcohol in three districts of the northern state of Punjab on Saturday.

The majority of the deaths have taken place: 63 deaths in Tarn Taran, 12 in Amritsar Rural at 12 and 11 in Gurdaspur(Batala).

Six policemen, seven excise official were suspended and twenty-five people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The police have conducted over 100 raids in three districts and several other places on Saturday.

The raids have exposed a massive liquor racket and seized large quantities of raw materials.

Hundreds of people die in India each year after drinking toxic liquor from backstreet distilleries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on: Aug 02, 2020 16:06:50

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