കണ്ണീരിൽ തമിഴ്നാട്ടുകാർ.. 150 പേര് ആശുപത്രിയിൽ

In a devastating incident, the Kallakurichi district in Tamil Nadu witnessed a hooch tragedy on June 20, 2024. Illegally brewed toxic alcohol led to the deaths of 52 people, and more than 100 others were injured after consuming the lethal concoction tainted with methanol1. The injured received treatment at various hospitals, including Kallakurichi Government Hospital, Salem Government Hospital, Villupuram Government Hospital, and Puducherry Jipmar Hospital1.

Background:

Illicitly home-brewed liquor, often laced with additional chemicals like pesticides or methanol, is consumed due to its low cost compared to commercial brands.
Prior incidents of poisoning from illegal liquor occurred in Punjab (2020) and Bihar and Gujarat (2022)1.
Government Response:

Chief Minister M. K. Stalin announced an ex gratia of ₹10 lakh (US$12,000) for the families of the deceased and ₹50,000 (US$600) for the injured1.
A one-man commission, led by former judge B. Gokuldas, was appointed to investigate the tragedy1.
Reaction:

Governor of Tamil Nadu R. N. Ravi expressed shock and condolences1.
Opposition leaders criticized the government and demanded accountability1.
This heartbreaking incident highlights the urgent need for stricter regulation and awareness to prevent such tragedies in the future.

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