In India: Nearly 100 Dead by Moonshine

In the Northern Indian state of Punjab are almost died 100 people poisoning with black burnt alcohol. Authorities and media reported on Sunday of 98 deaths in t

In India: Nearly 100 Dead by Moonshine

In the Northern Indian state of Punjab are almost died 100 people poisoning with black burnt alcohol. Authorities and media reported on Sunday of 98 deaths in the districts of Gurdasur, Amritsar and Tarn Taran. According to the Indian news Agency PTI, 25 people were arrested.

The victims, mostly poor peasants and workers in three districts of Punjab, had been drinking on Wednesday the alcohol, the first investigation, according to the chemical Methanol containing, as a police spokesman said. The first dead were reported on the same day. The police seized in raids in different villages, hundreds of liters of illegally brewed alcohol and arrested 25 people.

Alone in Tarn Taran in the number of fatalities to at least 75, such as the representatives of the authorities, Kulwant Singh, the news Agency AFP said rose. Some families had initially tried to disguise the cause of death, several of the corpses had even been cremated. The new number created by the "Collect information". A further eleven Deaths have been registered in Gurdaspur, such as local authorities, said the representative. At least twelve people were killed, according to PTI in Amritsar.

relatives of the victims mourned on Sunday the deceased. The Opposition in the Punjab asked on Twitter the government, against the "alcohol mafia" to proceed. The head of government of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, had already announced a special investigation. It will be no mitigation against the guilty.

Updated Date: 02 August 2020, 14:19

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