Death toll in UP hooch tragedy climbs to 104

The death toll in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy has climbed to 104, on Sunday, officials said.

According to the sources, the victims had attended a funeral in neighbouring Balupur, Haridwar, and had consumed liquor there. They fell ill thereafter.

The death toll in Saharanpur district rose to 54, whereas 32 deaths were reported from Haridwar.

Raids have been conducted in various parts of the state and a large quantity of illicit liquor was seized. Police have arrested over 200 people in the case.

Moreover, the state government has suspended the District Excise Officer and District Excise Inspector of Kushinagar, among many others.