At least 21 people died from counterfeit alcohol poisoning in several communities in the Indian state of Punjab. This was reported on Friday, July 31, the NDTV channel.
The first five deaths, according to local police, were recorded July 29 in the villages of Mukchal and Tangra.
State Governor Amarinder Singh has ordered an investigation into the appearance of dangerous alcoholic beverages. Anyone found guilty, the official said, will be severely punished.
It is noted that the police have already detained suspects in the sale of poor quality alcohol.