Couple die after eating puffer fish in Kishoreganj

Published : 07 Jan 2021 08:36 PM

A man and his wife died and their three daughters fell ill reportedly after eating puffer fish, locally known as Pakta fish, at Mriga village under Itna upazila in Kishoreganj on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified Hemendra Malakar, 55, and his wife Sanchita Malakar, 45. Three of their daughters are Seema Malakar, 16, Tama Malakar, 13 and Prima Malakar, 5. They are under treatment at Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College Hospital in Kishoreganj.

Civil Surgeon of Kishoreganj Dr Md Mujibur Rahman confirmed the matter.  According to locals and family sources, Sanchita cooked the fish at  

the home on Tuesday and they ate it at night. A few hours later in the night, they fell sick. Hemendra died around 2:00 am while being taken to Itna Upazila Health Complex and Sanchita died around 5:00 am while undergoing treatment at Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Medical College Hospital.