Hooch Tragedy: Death toll rises to 103, UP administration suspends 14 officials

As per the latest reports, a total of 103 people have fallen victim to this ‘hooch tragedy’ with severals being treated at a local hospital in Saharanpur for the same. The deaths have been reported from Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh and from neighbouring Haridwar district in Uttarakhand.

Uttar Pradesh police and the state excise department Saturday conducted a statewide joint operation against spurious liquor traders. As many as 297 cases were registered and 175 people allegedly involved in the spurious liquor business, were arrested. Police also seized a large quantity of spurious liquor.

Saharanpur police said residents of Umahi, Salempur and Gaganledi villages had gone to Haridwar to take part in a tehravin ritual (the 13th day of mourning — to mark a death).

On Thursday, they consumed liquor at the event and some brought a few liquor packets back to Saharanpur. On returning, they distributed those packets to other villagers. On Friday early morning, those who consumed the liquor started vomiting and were rushed to the hospital by their families. Three cases have been registered under UP Excise Act. Saharanpur District Magistrate, A K Pandey said, “Thirty-six people have died and their postmortems have been conducted.”

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