Five youths were drowned in the Yamuna river when they went to take a bath after playing Holi, police said Tuesday.
The incident happened at Sonia Vihar area in east Delhi on Monday evening.
"Robin, Yogesh, Dheeraj (all aged 23), Praveen, 25 and Suresh, 24 were taken out of the water after around a four-hour rescue operation," said the officials of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS).
An eyewitness told police that the men had consumed liquor on the river bank before going to take a bath. All the deceased were labourers and lived in east Delhi.
Police said they were investigating the matter to determine if there was any foul play.