Illicit liquor claims two lives in Bengal

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Barrackpore, Oct 10 (UNI) Two youths died and five others fell sick after allegedly consuming illicit liquor during Durga Puja at Baranagar in North 24 Parganas.

Police today said Sumit Das(22) and Bagha(24), students of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanabis College in Baranagar, died last night at Ruby Hospital and Baranagar State General Hospital, respectively.

The rest, residents of Sitalamata Lane in Ward No 29 of Baranagar Municipality area, were under treatment at Baranagar State General Hospital, police said, adding a manhunt had been launched to nab the vendor of the liquor.

The liquor was consumed by the youths on October 6.

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