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13 wedding guests die after drinking tainted liquor in Jhelum

Jhelum: At least 13 guests at a wedding banquet lost their lives after drinking contaminated liquor on Friday in the suburbs of Punjab’s Jhelum district, the sources reported.

The drink was served during a wedding ceremony held on Thursday night in Christian Colony, the sources added.

The hospital authorities informed that they have handed over the bodies of the deceased to their families after completing the inspection and formalities.

Furthermore, the police have registered a case against four suspects including Imran, John, Samran and Amir – under sections 322, 337 and are carrying out raids to arrest them.

However, a source said no one was held so far as the wine-sellers had the support of some police officials.

Meanwhile, Jhelum’s District Police Officer (DPO) Hasan Asad Alwi has taken notice of the incident and ordered action against all those involved in the illegal sale of liquor.

Moreover, some of the deceased were later identified as Pervaiz Masih, Asif alias Lalu, Imran George alias Mani, Pervaiz alias Peeju, Zeeshan, Dr Akram, Emmanuel Masih and Kashif.