Death toll in hooch tragedy climbs to 49

The death toll in the hooch tragedy that hit Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr districts has reached 49, officials said here on Sunday.

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2010, 18:54 PM IST

Ghaziabad: The death toll in the hooch
tragedy that hit Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr districts has
reached 49, officials said here on Sunday.

With the death of two more persons in Ghaziabad and
another in Bulandshahr yesterday, the toll in the district
rose to 26.

Meanwhile, Tikku Sharma of Kanaur village, who was
arrested by the police in connection with the tragedy, charged
police with trapping him in the case, saying all the packets
of spurious liquor were recovered from his house.

Today a large crowd staged a protest on national
highway 24 in Garhmukteshwar area and demanded Rs 5 lakh as
compensation the families of the victims.

PTI