User:ElizabethLittle/Toxic Indian liquor spikes death toll of 42
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
The death toll has risen to 42 in the past 3 days, after a toxic bootleg liquor has been illegally trafficked throughout Northern India.
Indian Police Forces have arrested and charged over 30 citizens in the southeast region of, for the illegal brewing and distributing of the toxic liquor to villagers last week. The extensive circulation was a result of the festival in , where the villagers celebrate with the exchange of food and alcohol.
The District Magistrate Neena Sharma says another 40 people are being treated in hospitals instate, however such deaths are common in India. The poor cannot afford licensed liquor therefore illicit alcohol is spiked with chemicals and pesticides to increase potency, which has a harming effect on users.
- AAP. "Indian death toll from toxic liquor 42" — , October 20, 2013
- "Death toll from consumption of toxic liquor rises to 42 in India" — , October 20, 2013