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Five people have died after consuming poison in Burdwan city of West Bengal. An official gave this information on Friday. Panic spread in Purba Bardhaman district due to these deaths, police have feared that people have died due to spurious liquor. The police have closed all the liquor shops.
A senior official of Burdwan Medical College and Hospital said that five people died after consuming the poison. Although he said that he was poisoned in alcohol, it is not yet known.
The deceased have been identified as Chinmoy Dey (36), Gautam Dey (40), Sheikh Halim (41), Sheikh Surbati (34) and Bhabani Prasad Sai. Police had confirmed four deaths, two on Thursday and two on Friday.