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More than 100 people die after being served poisoned alcohol

By Mason White 8:44 AM June 24, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
Six people were arrested on charges of homicide after allegedly serving poisoned alcohol, killing more than 100 drinkers, police in India said.

Mumbai Police said that toxic alcohol has killed 102 people and sickened 50 others.

50 people have been hospitalized, and many are in critical condition after consuming illegal alcohol. So far, 4 men and 2 women had been arrested on charges of homicide, poisoning and abetting a crime.

8 police officers have been suspended for negligence. The poisoned alcohol was seized and sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The incident took place near Laxmi Nagar, and most of the people affected were the poor who cannot afford to purchase alcohol sold at stores.