August 2, 2020

India bootleg alcohol death toll rises to 98 as families mourn

New Delhi (AFP) – The death toll from a toxic bootleg alcohol scandal in the north Indian state of Punjab rose to 98 Sunday, officials and reports said.Police have arrested 25 people so far over the worsening tragedy, which starting coming to light late last week, the Press Trust of India news agency said.Hundreds of people die every year in India from illegal alcohol made in backstreet distilleries which sells for as little as 10 rupees (13 US cents) a litre, affordable for even the poorest.The death toll from the illicit booze had risen to 75 in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district after further inv…

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