The Assam Tea Plantation worker’s death toll went up to 120 whose demise reportedly happened after consuming the toxic country liquor. Over 350 others are undergoing treatment in the nearby hospitals.
Assam government has ordered for an investigation on the liquor deaths that happened in Golaghat and Jorhat districts respectively. In accord to the local police, seven people who were responsible for the plantations have been arrested. Around 15,000 liters of illicit liquor was destroyed in Assam following the deaths. It is also suspected that the illicit liquor was procured from the house of Draupadi Oran and her Son Sanju Oran at Salmara Tea Garden in Golaghat. Reportedly, both the Mother and Son had died.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Health Minister for Assam and senior BJP leader visited the patients at Jorhat and ordered the officials to offer the best possible treatment to the hospitalized. “Every 10 minutes we will be getting reports of casualties from the hospitalized places," he said.
Assam government has announced Rs 2 lakh ex gratia to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the workers who got affected with the illicit liquor.
Death Toll is expected to grow by a big margin. The number kept increasing from different parts of the State from the reported date.