Four more people who fell ill after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ at Mahmudpur village in Birampur upazila of Dinajpur till Thursday morning, raising the death toll to nine.
The deceased were identified as Amrito Roy, 25, son of Taposh Kumar, hailing from Islampara area of the upazila, Sohel Rana, 30, son of Abdul Aziz, Monwar Hossain, 42, son of Abul Hossain and Abdul Alim, 30.Earlier, five people died and seven others fell ill after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Abdul Matin, 27, son of Anwarul Islam, Azizul Islam, 33, son of Tofazzal Hossain, Mahsin Ali, 38, son of Sultan Mahmud, Shafiqul Islam, 45, and his wife Manju Ara, 35 of the upazila.
Maniruzzaman Manir, officer-in-charge of Birampur Police Station, said twelve people drank the alcohol after purchasing it from a local shop on Tuesday evening and fell sick.
Matin, Azizul and Mahsin died on Tuesday night while Shafiqul and his wife died in the morning at their houses.
Some others were taken to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital and Rangpur Medical College Hospital as they fell sick after drinking the liquor.