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Reports indicated that at least 28 people died from the consumption of toxic liquor in Gujarat.
Indian top official Mukesh Parmar announced 28 deaths in the Ahmedabad and Botad districts of the Gujarat state caused by the consumption of toxic liquor. At the time, the official reported that some other 60 people resulted seriously ill from the same spurious liquor.
The consumption and sale of alcohol are forbidden in the region, except for some government-authorized liquor shops where special health permits are required to buy some alcohol. Officials said that the victims of the incident were primarily residents.
The police have recovered significant amounts of suspected spurious alcohol during the raids. Laboratory tests dropped that the liquor contained methanol, among other chemicals, according to what the regional police official Ashok Kumar Yadav informed.
Among the critics, a comment has emerged saying that the prohibition of the consumption and sale of alcohol encourages the production of illegal and often tainted liquor brewed without any regulation.
INDIA: At least 28 people have died and 60 others became ill from consuming toxic liquor in western India’s Gujarat state, officials have said.
Senior government official Mukesh Parmar on Tuesday said the deaths occurred in the Ahmedabad and Botad districts of the state. pic.twitter.com/yQutSaAqhr
The Gujarat state’s police chief, Ashish Gupta, reported that several of the suspected bootleggers who sold the spiked alcohol had already been arrested. “We have taken the incident very seriously, and a detailed investigation has been launched,” said Gujarat’s home secretary Raj Kumar.
The police said that the events were revealed after the victims of the toxic liquor were admitted on Monday into hospitals in the region.