Five persons have died and several others admitted to hospital over the last three days after they consumed spurious liquor in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, a police officer said on Tuesday.
Unofficial sources however, put the death toll at 11.
The incident occured at Gholabazar here, the officer said.
The manufacturer of the spurious liquor was also among the dead, Superintendent of Police, Baruipur Police District, Arijit Sinha said.
People were taken ill soon after consuming the hooch on Sunday night and rushed to various hospitals where the deaths occured, the police officer said.