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Uttar Pradesh: Three die after consuming spurious liquor in Sitapur

This is the second such incident in UP this week after 17 people died due to spurious liquor consumption in Barabanki

Uttar Pradesh illicit liquor tragedy: Toll at 17, one more accused arrested

Over 60 people fell ill after consuming spurious countrymade liquor purchased from a government licensed shop.

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Uttar Pradesh: Four of family among 12 dead after consuming liquor from licensed shop in Barabanki

The police said they have arrested three employees of the shop — Shivam, Sunil Jaiswal and Pitamber — and have launched a hunt to nab its owner, Danveer Singh. Most of the victims are from Raniganj village where the shop is located under Ramnagar police station limits.

Uttar Pradesh: 13 dead in hooch tragedy

At least 13 people, including four members of a family, have died due to consumption of the spurious liquor, Superintendent of Police Ajay Sahni said in a statement.

In poll season, tragedy fades into background, families say election will change nothing

Those who sold the spurious liquor and those who bought it were ultimately from the same area, having grown up with each other, says Sultan Sardar, a resident of Laxmi Nagar chawl, which had recorded nearly 15 deaths.

The children left behind: The real victims of Assam's hooch tragedy

Underlying the recent hooch tragedy that caused more than 150 deaths in two districts of Assam lie bleak lives led in hard work and poverty, with few escapes. The Indian Express tell their stories, and one tale that is just beginning — of the 41 left orphaned.

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Assam hooch deaths: Spirit seller arrested, police zero in on suppliers

Police sources said that forensic scientists had verbally communicated that the contaminant was methanol. This raises the possibility that the liquor consumed was not the traditionally prepared molasses-based “sulai” but, as police say, “a mixture of spirit and water”.

Assam hooch tragedy: Distributors of spurious liquor under police net, supplier still absconding

In a crack-down on the suspected distribution network of spurious liquor across the two districts, Assam police arrested at least 44 persons. Names of the accused were primarily obtained from the dying declarations of the victims.

Assam hooch toll rises to 144: ‘Families here are counting their dead’

The toll in Assam’s hooch tragedy spread over Golaghat and Jorhat districts touched 144 Sunday night, said Addl DGP, Law and Order, Mukesh Agarwal. Over 200 people are still being treated at JMCH and Golaghat civil hospital.

Explained: Hooch tragedies in India before Assam

India has been witness to many such hooch tragedies that have claimed the lives of hundreds. In fact before Assam, the last such incident had taken place just about two weeks ago in Uttarakhand which had led to the death of about 99 people.

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