Spurious liquor claims five in South 24 Parganas


Canning: Five persons died after consuming spurious liquor at RamBallavpur area of South 24 Parganas. Few more people have been admitted to local Nimpith hospital in a critical condition. Three people died on Saturday night after being admitted to the hospital while two more expired on wee hours of Sunday morning.

Police said that they have sent the bodies for post mortem. The exact cause of the death can be ascertained only after receiving the post mortem reports.

Nearly 170 people died after consuming spurious liquor in December 2011. Few people were also killed in 2014. The local people have alleged that proper steps were not taken by the administration against these hooch dens which often become death trap for the common people.