Four people were killed and two hospitalized on early Friday after allegedly consuming poisonous liquor near Kolkata's satellite township of Salt Lake, a local legislator said.
The incident happened in the Dattabad area of North 24 Paraganas district.
"According to information received by us, four people died and two were hospitalised. This unfortunate incident happened after they consumed poisonous liquor," said Sujit Bose, MLA, Belgachia East.
The Salt Lake area falls under the Belgachia East constituency.
A senior district police official confirmed that three people have died so far but didn't give the reason.
"It is still not known whether this incident happened due to intake of poisonous liquor because till now we have not received any feedback from the hospitals claiming the death to be unnatural," the official said on the condition of anonymity.