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Indian police make arrests after tainted alcohol kills 69

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say they have arrested more than two dozen people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 villagers and others this week in northern Punjab state. A state government statement says six police officers and seven other government officials have been suspended from duty for failure to prevent the sale of tainted liquor as a magistrate began a probe into the deaths in three districts., Police say 69 people died, though media reports put the number at 86. Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India, where the poor cannot afford licensed brands from government-run shops. 

Associated Press

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