Death toll has risen to 82 in a ‘hooch tragedy’ from both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
It is said that two more people in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh succumbed at a local hospital after consuming spurious liquor.
Sources said that another 40 are 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.
It was said that people from three to four villages on the border of Haridwar and Saharanpur got together earlier this week for a ‘terahvi’, thirteenth day ritual after death of an individual.
Reports of the deaths began to emerge yesterday after those who consumed the spurious liquor returned to their villages.
Since the maximum number of deaths have been reported from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, the state government and police have swung into action leading to the suspension of a
district excise officer, two excise inspectors, two excise constables along with three police sub-inspectors and six constables.