At least six people were killed and several others critically injured after drinking homemade liquor in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur district as part of so called Eid celebration on the Eid night (Sunday night).
They have died of alcohol poisoning in Shanerhat union of the upazila. Several others have been admitted to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital in critical condition.The deceased were identified as Abdur Razzak (45) of Kholahati village, Dula Mia, 50, of Rayti Sadullapur village, Zahidul Haque, 35, of Baro Paharpur village, Lulu Miah, 30, of Harirampur Sahapur village, Selim Miah, 50, of Baro Paharpur village and Chandan Kumar, 30, of Bajitpur village.
They fell ill at the same time on Sunday night after drinking distilled alcohol together, local sources said.
Sources at the Pirganj Police Station said, "The police are investigating the incident and legal action will be taken against those responsible after the investigation report comes out."