New Delhi - Twenty-five people have died in Mumbai and 10 are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India.
Dhananjay Kulkarni, Mumbai police deputy commissioner, said the victims had fallen ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illicit moonshine.
“Twenty-five people have died and 10 are in a critical condition after they consumed spurious liquor. The toll may go up,” the spokesman told AFP.
“Crime branch is investigating and three suspects are being held in custody,” Kulkarni added.
The chief minister of Maharashtra state, Devendra Fadnavis, ordered an immediate inquiry.