23 Die After Consuming Spurious Liquor In A Haridwar Village

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : February 8, 2019 11:26




At least twenty three people have died Friday and eight others were battling for life at hospitals after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at a village in Haridwar district, prompting the administration to order a magisterial probe into the incident and suspend 17 personnel of excise and police departments.           

A number of people took ill Thursday evening after consuming hooch served at the Terahvi (post death ceremony) of a person at Balupur village in Jhabrera area near Roorkee in Haridwar district, ADG (law and order) Ashok Kumar said.           

Fourteen out of the 23 persons killed in the incident were from Balupur village and neighbouring areas in Haridwar district whereas the remaining died after returning to their homes in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh after the ceremony, he said



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