Bogura liquor tragedy: Death toll rises to 16

Sun Online Desk

3rd February, 2021 12:43:04 printer

Bogura liquor tragedy: Death toll rises to 16

The death toll from consumption of excessive liquor in Bogura rose to 16, with four more people died in the distinct till Tuesday evening.

The tragedy has been unfolding in the district since Sunday night.

All of them victims hailed from Tinmatha, Kalitla, Fulbari, Katnarpara areas, Kahalu, Shajahanpur and Sariakandi upazilas of Bogura.

However, law enforcement agencies could recover only 10 bodies for autopsy.

Meanwhile, police have arrested three owners and an employee of four homeopathy medicine shops in a case filed over this incident, confirmed Sadar police station OC Humayun Kabir.

According to local residents, several people, including the victims, consumed liquor at a homoeopathic medicine shop in the Bogura Tin Matha area of the district town on Sunday night. They had come to the area to attend the marriage ceremony of a man named Chanchal.