Watch: Kallakurichi hooch deaths | A blot on Stalin’s government

Watch: Kallakurichi hooch deaths | A blot on Stalin’s government
| Video Credit: Thamodharan B.

Sixty-four lives lost, over 100 persons hospitalised and the entire Karunapuram village is mourning. 

Updated - June 28, 2024 08:32 am IST

Published - June 27, 2024 10:18 pm IST

The Kallakurichi hooch tragedy is certainly a blot on the Stalin-led DMK government. What led to this man-made tragedy?

Earlier this month, the M.K. Stalin-led I.N.D.I.A. bloc had scored back-to-back landslide victories in the Lok Sabha elections. The ongoing Assembly session would have ideally offered a platform to celebrate the historic electoral achievement of Stalin, who is also the president of DMK.

However, the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy that rocked Tamil Nadu last week has now overshadowed the electoral victory of the DMK front. Just last year, 22 persons had died after consuming methanol-laced brew in Kallakurichi’s neighbouring districts of Villupuram and Chengalpattu. Clearly no lessons have been learnt from the past. In what was worse, there was an initial attempt to cover up the tragedy.

Script and Presentation: D. Suresh Kumar

Video: Thamodharan B.

Production: Shibu Narayan

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