Teenager dies after drinking bootleg liquor

Teenager dies after drinking bootleg liquor

Illustration. A number of suspects and evidence were shown to the media in the case of alcohol abuse in Bogor District Police, Cibinong, Bogor, West Java, Thursday (26/4/2018). (ANTARA PHOTO/Yulius Satria Wijaya)

Sukabumi, W Java (ANTARA News) - A teenage girl who was allegedly the victim of bootleg liquor poisoning died while receiving treatment at Regional General Hospital (RSUD) of R Syamsudin SH of Sukabumi City, West Java.

"The victim, identified as W (18), was the resident of Cisaat Sub-district, Sukabumi District, while her colleague, T (15), is a resident of Cikole Sub-district, Sukabumi City. She is still in the intensive care unit of the hospital," Sukabumi City Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner of Police Susatyo Purnomo Condro said here, Thursday.

Condro received news that two teenaged girls were poisoned by bootleg liquor and fainted from the RSUD of R Syamsudin SH of Sukabumi.

After being kept under observation at the hospital, W finally died around 12:30 a.m. local time, while T who is unconscious is still critical, he stated.

The police have been investigating cases related to bootleg liquor. The liquor they consumed was allegedly mixed with harmful chemicals.

"Based on the information provided by the victims` families, the two teenagers were invited by a friend they met on social media for drinks. However, after returning home, the victims complained of stomach ache and fell unconscious," he explained.

Condro refused to confirm if the teenager died due to overdose or liquor poisoning.

Reported by Aditya A Rohman