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Tamil Nadu Spurious liquor case: Death toll reaches 22; NHRC issues notice to DMK govt

Tamil Nadu: Four more people died on Tuesday after consuming spurious liquor in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram and Chengalpattu districts. The death toll has now risen to 22. So far, 14 people have died in Marakkanam in Villupuram district and 8 in Maduranthakam in Chengalpattu district after consuming illicit liquor over the weekend last week. Meanwhile, […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: May 17, 2023 13:08 IST
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Tamil Nadu: Four more people died on Tuesday after consuming spurious liquor in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram and Chengalpattu districts. The death toll has now risen to 22. So far, 14 people have died in Marakkanam in Villupuram district and 8 in Maduranthakam in Chengalpattu district after consuming illicit liquor over the weekend last week.

Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the ruling DMK government in Tamil Nadu and DGP Surendra Babu over the double hooch tragedies. In a statement, the commission asked the state government to ban the sale and consumption of illicit liquor.

The Tamil Nadu government is also facing criticism from opposition leaders regarding the matter. Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai accused the DMK of providing compensation to the accused Amavasai.

Annamalai tweeted that the accused in the Amavasai Chengapattu bootlegging case is the brother of a DMK office-bearer in Chithmoor’s Chengalpattu district. Amavasai pretended to drink illicit liquor, due to which she was admitted to the hospital, and the DMK government, like other victims, has also given Rs 50,000 to the accused Amavasai.

In addition, the Tamil Maanila Congress has decided to launch a campaign against the sale of illicit liquor in Chennai on May 20. The party condemned the sale of spurious liquor and said they would also launch a statewide campaign on May 22.

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First published on: May 17, 2023 01:08 PM IST

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