Survivors Of Punjab Hooch Tragedy Troubled By Low Vision, Uneasiness

The accused have already been arrested by police. (File)


I’ve not been in a position to see correctly ever since I drank spurious liquor, says Tilak Raj, one of many survivors of the Punjab hooch tragedy that has killed 104 until Sunday.

The tragedy has been unfolding since Wednesday night and has claimed 75 lives in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, 12 in Amritsar and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala.

Tilak Raj, a contractual worker of the Batala Municipal Company, says he felt uneasy after consuming spurious liquor, which he had purchased for Rs 60 from Triveni Chauhan and Darshana Rani, alias Faujan, outdoors the Hathi Gate locality in Batala.

Each accused have already been arrested by police.

“After I drank it, I used to be not in a position to see correctly and felt uneasiness,” says Tilak Raj.

He survived as his household instantly took him to the physician.

“Now, I’m feeling barely higher however my imaginative and prescient has not improved and I’m feeling giddy,” says 50-year-old Tilak Raj.

One other Batala survivor, Ajay Kumar, says he began shivering after consuming spurious liquor.

“I’m nonetheless feeling weak spot,” says 32-year-old Kumar, who’s admitted to the native civil hospital. Kumar blamed each Trivani and Darshana for the availability of spurious liquor.

Many Batala residents alleged that illicit liquor was being overtly bought within the Hathi Gate locality however no motion was taken by the authorities.

One other survivor in Amritsar’s Muchhal village stated he felt uneasiness after consuming spurious liquor. He stated he couldn’t see correctly after consuming it. In keeping with a prime excise official, although the studies of the chemical evaluation of the fabric seized in police raids had been but to come back, a superficial verify confirmed that the fabric was denatured spirit, typically used within the paint or {hardware} trade.

In the meantime, some households of the useless in Amritsar flayed police for not taking any motion towards these indulging within the unlawful liquor commerce.

Charan Kaur, who misplaced her 65-year-old husband to spurious liquor in Amritsar’s Muchhal, stated accused Balwinder Kaur had been promoting liquor for greater than 20 years within the village.

At any time when police would come, she would conceal liquor or throw it away, stated Balwinder Kaur.


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