25 people die, more than 60 hospitalized after drinking hooch in Tamil Nadu

The government said that 49-year-old (illicit liquor seller) K. Kannu Kutty has been arrested in this connection and investigation of about 200 liters of illegal liquor seized from him revealed that it contained deadly 'methanol'

Bhoomi Goyal
Published on: 20 Jun 2024 5:07 PM GMT
25 people die, more than 60 hospitalized after drinking hooch in Tamil Nadu
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At least 25 people have died and more than 60 are hospitalized after allegedly consuming spurious country liquor in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu. Officials gave this information. Kallakurichi District Collector MS Prashant met the patients undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in the district. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin expressed grief over the deaths and said in a post on X, "I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of the death of people due to drinking adulterated liquor in Kallakurichi. Those involved in this crime have been arrested. Action has also been taken against the officials who failed to stop it."

The government said that 49-year-old (illicit liquor seller) K. Kannu Kutty has been arrested in this connection and investigation of about 200 liters of illegal liquor seized from him revealed that it contained deadly 'methanol'. Chief Minister MK Stalin has ordered a CB-CID probe to probe the incident comprehensively. The government transferred Kallakurichi District Collector Shravan Kumar Jathavath after the incident, while suspended Superintendent of Police Samay Singh Meena. Nine other policemen have also been suspended, including those from the prohibition branch of Kallakurichi district.

Stalin had sent senior ministers EV Velu and MA Subramaniam to Kallakurichi to provide all assistance to the affected families. MS Prashanth and Rajat Chaturvedi have been appointed as the new District Collector and Superintendent of Police of Kallakurichi district respectively.

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi expressed grief over the loss of lives and expressed 'grave concern'. Governor Ravi said on Raj Bhavan's official social media platform 'X', 'Deeply saddened by the news of the death of people due to consumption of illicit liquor in Kallakurichi. Many more victims are in critical condition and are struggling between life and death. My condolences to the bereaved families and prayers for the speedy recovery of those admitted in hospitals.

Bhoomi Goyal

Bhoomi Goyal

English Content Writer in Newstrack from Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Education, Business, Technology, Political, Sports, Lifestyle, Crime and Webstories)

My self Bhoomi Goyal from Jaipur, Rajasthan. I have passed my Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication this year. I worked in Rajasthan Patrika for six months as an intern. I am working here from June 1st. I passed my graduation in BCA from Rajasthan University and master's in journalism and mass communication from Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur.

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