Two more youths, who reportedly drank excessive liquor during New Year's Eve celebrations on Thursday, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) raising the death toll to five by Saturday night.
The deceased so far are Faisal Hossain, 28, son of Ainul Islam of Hosniganj in the town, Sajal, 25, son of Rafiqul Islam of Shantapara in Bagmara Upazila and Sagar, 25, son of Uttam of Bakir Mor section of the city, Tuhin, 26, son lately Lutfar Rahman of Hetmakha area and Moon Ahmed, 18, son of Selim Ahmed of Kadirganj section of the city.
Mazharul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Razpara Police Station said seven youths fell sick just after drinking liquor and were admitted to RMCH where three of them breathed their last on the first hours of Saturday.
Police are now investigating the matter while the procedure for autopsy is underway, said the OC.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesman Golam Ruhul Quddus said they drank liquor while celebrating the brand new Year in Hosniganj area of the city.