As many as 40 persons, including some women, were today hospitalised as they fell ill after consuming adulterated toddy in Toopran Mandal of neighbouring Medak district.
Some villagers of Kalkal who had consumed toddy in the last two days complained of vomiting and other health problems this morning and were shifted to a nearby hospital, police said.
"So far 40 persons, including some women, have been shifted to a hospital in Toopran while scores of others who complained of headache have been treated at a health camp organised in Kalkal itself," a senior police officer told PTI from Toopran.
It is suspected that the villagers consumed adulterated toddy bought from local shops, he added.
Excise officials have picked up the persons who had sold the toddy and was questioning them. The toddy samples had also been collected from the shops.
Further investigations were underway.