Alcohol is banned in some Indian states but has proved impossible to eliminate. Photo: EPA-EFE
Alcohol is banned in some Indian states but has proved impossible to eliminate. Photo: EPA-EFE
India

Poisonous bootleg booze kills 37 in Indian state where alcohol is banned

  • Victims were from several villages and drank a locally made tipple known as ‘Mahua’ or ‘Desi Daru’ at a wedding and other events
  • Selling alcohol is prohibited in parts of India, driving a black market for backstreet moonshine that kills hundreds every year

Alcohol is banned in some Indian states but has proved impossible to eliminate. Photo: EPA-EFE
Alcohol is banned in some Indian states but has proved impossible to eliminate. Photo: EPA-EFE
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