Death toll rises to 16 drinking toxic alcohol in Rangpur, Dinajpur
A total of 16 persons died drinking toxic alcohol at different parts of Pirganj upazila in Rangpur district and Birampur upazila in Dinajpur district in 48 hours till Wednesday afternoon.
Police and local union parishad chairmen said they died on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday drinking toxic alcohol and rectified spirit at Shanerhat Bazar under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur and village Mamudpur under Birampur upazila in Dinajpur.
It is learnt that ten more associates of the deceased are taking treatment at home and other places secretly after falling sick by drinking toxic alcohol at Shanerhat Bazar.
The seven deceased were Abdur Razzak, 45, Zahidul Huq, 35, Selim Mia, 50, Dula Mia, 55, Sirajul Islam, 35 and Naushad Mia, 55 of different villages under Pirganj upazila, and Chandan Kumar, 30 of Mithapukur upazila in Rangpur district.
Besides, due to drinking toxic alcohol and rectified sprit, Noor Islam, 30, Sarwar Hossain, 31 and Mostofa Kamal, 30 of Shyampur and nearby areas of Chandanpat union at Kotwali Police Station under Rangpur Sadar upazila died on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On the other hand, Abdul Matin, 27, Azizul Islam, 33, Mohsin Ali, 37, Saiful Islam, 40 and his wife Monjuara Begum, 35, and Oshrito, 30 of village Mamudpur under Birampur upazila in Dinajpur district died of drinking toxic alcohol and rectified spirit on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Pirganj Police Station's OC Saresh Chandra, Rangpur's Kotwali Police Station OC ABM Sajedul Islam and Dinajpur's Birampur Police Station's OC Md Moniruzzaman confirmed the incidents on Wednesday.
Rangpur police super Biplob Kumar Sarker said investigation is going on to find out the people who are involved in selling poisonous liquor and rectified spirit.