Three die drinking toxic alcohol in Rajshahi

Published : 02 Jan 2021 08:57 PM

At least three people died and three others became ill for apparently consuming toxic liquor at Hosniganj area in Rajshahi district on sSaturday.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Faisal, 28, son of Ainul Islam, hailing from the area, Sazal, 25, son of Rafiqul Islam, from Shantapara area in Bagmara upazila of the district, and Shagar, 25, son of Uttam, from Bakir Mor area.

Tuhin, 26, son of late Lutfur Rahman, hailing from Hetmkha area, Kalap, 22, son of Habib, from the same area, are now undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hosptial (RMCH) in critical condition.

Majharul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Rajpara Police Station, confirmed the matter. He said that five people took the alcohol after purchasing it from a local shop on Friday evening and fell sick.

Later, locals took them to the hospital where duty doctor declared three of them dead, he said.

 The OC further said that bodies of the three people were sent hospital morgue for autopsy. Police are investigating the matter.