At least 41 people have died, while 24 others are in critical condition, after they consumed spurious liquor, in Mumbai. The incident happened in a den, at Laxmi Nagar slum, in suburban Malad. The people who died were admitted in Prime Hospital, Shatabdi Hospital, BMC Hospital and Siddharth Hospital, across the city
According to Mumbai Police officials, three accused, identified as Raju Hanmanta Pascar (50), Donald Robert Patel (47) and Gautam Harte (30) have been arrested in connection with the case.
While 13 people died last night in the tragedy that struck on Wednesday, the casualty figure rose to 25 at 8 am today, said Dhananjay Kulkarni, earlier in the day, adding that details like, the kind and make of the liquor, where it brewed, number of people who consumed it, will be known after investigation.
They have been booked under sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc. with intent to commit an offence) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, had ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed officials to submit a report, within two days.