The victims used uncontrolled moonshine, known as the local "liqueur of the country".
Police arrested 10 people and questioned other suspects involved in the supply of alcohol in this area.
The first cases, reported Thursday evening, showed that most of the victims were workers of the tea garden, said Manoy Barua, an official in Jorhat, another district where cases were reported.
are cases of alcohol poisoning, and this has affected a number of tea gardens and villages surrounding them in the area, "said Prati Saykia, Senior Assistant Police Officer
Illegal drinking is cheaper but can kill
The incident is the latest in India's long bout of tall fake or illegal alcohol that is accessible and easily accessible to many impoverished people. Eighty people died in February in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after drinking illegal beer. Eight people were arrested during a police investigation about poisoning, and about 400 liters (105 gallons) of illegal drinking were seized. The incident occurred in 2011 when a party of liquor produced in the country killed at least 168 people in the state of West Bengal.
Liqueurs produced in the country often contain toxic methanol, which can make people feel unwell. even A very small amount can be toxic. Methanol poisoning can cause confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches and inability to coordinate motility movements. Jack Guy wrote in London, and Hira Humayun wrote in Atlanta.