More than 80 die from drinking bootleg alcohol in Punjab

Punjab police Hardial Singh Mann (left) addressing the media at Tarn Taran yesterday. At least 40 people have died in three Punjab districts, including Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran, after reportedly drinking spurious liquor over two days. – AFP pic, August 2, 2020.

MORE than 80 people have died in recent days after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in the Indian state of Punjab, officials and reports said yesterday.

The people died in three districts of the northern state and police have arrested 25 people, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

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