Kanpur: Two youths were found dead in a case of suspected poisoning at the Rail Bazar area here, police said on Tuesday.
The deceased, identified as Rizwan (25) and Teshu (20), are suspected to have died of poisoning through consumption of alcohol, police said.
"Last night, police received information about two youths lying unconscious near a liqour store. By the time police reached the spot, one youth was already dead while the other was in critical condition," DSP P M Tripathi said.
The youth was rushed to Hallet hospital where he was declared dead, he added.
However, it is not clear whether the duo had consumed the poison themselves or were poisoned by someone else.
The bodies have been sent for postmortem, police said, adding, they are investigating the matter.