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Two die of drug overdose in Amritsar

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Two people died of in district here today, police said.

The deceased were identified as Sarwan Singh, a resident of

Gharinda village, nearly 20 kms from Amritsar, and Singh, a resident of Beas village, nearly 40 kms from

According to SSP (Rural) Parampal Singh, the body of (27) was cremated by his family members before the arrival of police which had gone there to take the body for autopsy.

However, the body of Singh (24) was sent for postmortem. was cited as the cause of death in the conclusion by doctors, he said.

The family members of told the police that he had become a drug addict around three years ago, the SSP said.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:51 IST