Hooch tragedy toll rises to 72, 2 ar­rested

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Roor­kee/ Luc­know, Feb 10: Two people were ar­rested on Sun­day in con­nec­tion with the hooch tragedy that claimed 72 lives in two ad­join­ing dis­tricts in Ut­tarak­hand and Ut­tar Pradesh, the po­lice said.

The death toll in Ut­tarak­hand rose to 36 on Sun­day, with 11 more people suc­cumb­ing af­ter con­sum­ing the spu­ri­ous liquor in a vil­lage in Hard­war dis­trict.

AAc­cord­ing to the po­lice, the ar­rested father- son duo, Fakira and Sonu, told in­ves­ti­ga­tors that they had pro­cured the spu­ri­ous liquor from Ut­tar Pradesh and sold it in Balupur and its neigh­bour­ing vil­lages in Ut­tarak­hand’s Harid­war dis­trict.

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