3 die after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ in Kushtia

Sun Online Desk

28th October, 2020 11:19:43 printer

3 die after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ in Kushtia

Three people died after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ while celebrating Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival for Bengali Hindu community of Kushtia on Wednesday morning.

The deceased were identified as Ripon Kumar Ghosh, 32, son of Abesh Ghosh, hailing from Kalibari bazar in Khoksa upazila, Nitai Biswas, 35, son of late Debendranath Biswas, from Kantodah village in Mirpur upazila and Anik Biswas, 21, son of Tapan Biswas, from Bara Ailchara in Sadar upazila.

SM Tanvir Arafat, superintendent of police in Kushtia, said they drank the alcohol after purchasing it from a local shop on Tuesday night of Bijoya Dashami and fell sick afterwards.

Tapas Kumar Sarkar, residential medical officer of the hospital, the victims came to Kushtia General Hospital at different times between 12:00 am to 3:00 am and they died at the hospital between 5:00am to 6:30 am while undergoing treatment.

“We are suspecting they died of alcohol poisoning and the real cause of their death will be known after getting the autopsy report” Tapas Kumar Sarkar said.