Three persons including a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) died after excessive intake of liquor in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj. They died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday, between morning and noon. Two others are in critical condition at the hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Zahid Hasan Babu, 32, organising secretary of Sonargaon upazila Chhatra League, Mohsin Mia, 23, of Meghna Kadirganj area and Tofazzal Hossain, 40, of Jainpur village.
Inspector (investigation) of Sonargaon police station, Tabidur Rahman, said that deceased Zahid Hasan was the younger brother of Masudur Rahman, the chairman of Pirojpur union in Sonargaon. Zahid was also the organising secretary of upazila Chhatra League. He had an office in Meghna Industrial area.
Zahid Hasan, his driver Tofazzal Hossain, associates Mohsin Mia, Jisan Mia, Md Rifat, Rahim Hossain, Md Sumon and Sarwar Mia fell sick after drinking alcohol together at the office on Friday night.
First they were taken to Sonargaon Upazila Health Complex. Later they were transferred to DMCH. Zahid Hasan, Tofazzal Hossain and Mohsin Mia died while undergoing treatment in between morning and noon on Saturday. Jisan Mia and Md Pradip are still undergoing treatment at the hospital. Jisan’s condition is critical.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sonargaon police station told Prothom Alo that the doctors initially identified excessive consumption of alcohol as the reason for the death of the three.