So far 12 people have died after consuming spurious liquor in Tamil Nadu, the opposition is busy besieging MK Stalin’s government.
One person has been arrested and police are on the lookout for others in connection with the incident of deaths after consuming spurious liquor in Tamil Nadu.
The death toll from spurious liquor has reached 12 in Tamil Nadu. Here 12 people, including a woman, have died after drinking spurious liquor in Chengalpattu and Villapuram. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin told that after this incident, 4 policemen of the state have been suspended.
Earlier, police officials had said that five people were admitted to a government hospital late on Saturday after consuming spurious liquor. Three of them died here. After this, the remaining three people died on Sunday. A woman was also included in the dead. One person has been arrested in connection with the incident and police are on the lookout for others.
The incident took place on Saturday night at Ekkiyarkuppam in Markanam near Villupuram, officials said. Meanwhile, Chief Minister MK Stalin, while stating his government’s resolve to deal with the menace of spurious liquor and drugs, said that four policemen, including two inspectors, have been suspended in connection with the incident.
He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the incident. At the same time, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has started besieging the state government regarding this incident. AIADMK general secretary and leader of the opposition K. Palaniswami said that his government’s ten-year rule (from 2011 to 2021) had no place for illicit liquor. He blamed the ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for the incident.
He tweeted, “At least now steps should be taken against illegal liquor.” Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder Dr. Ramdas has demanded action against the officials concerned for the sale of spurious liquor.