May 30, 2019 11:23 am
This is the second such incident in UP this week after 17 people died due to spurious liquor consumption in Barabanki
May 30, 2019 2:38 am
Over 60 people fell ill after consuming spurious countrymade liquor purchased from a government licensed shop.
May 29, 2019 2:38 am
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.
May 28, 2019 10:20 pm
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.
April 12, 2019 3:01 am
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.
March 11, 2019 8:28 am
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.
March 03, 2019 3:39 am
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”.
March 02, 2019 4:02 am
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.
February 25, 2019 11:15 am
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.
February 24, 2019 5:15 pm
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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