News Desk | Sat,28 September 2019:
At least six people died and five others were undergoing treatment in a critical condition after drinking spirit in Companiganj of Noakhali on Friday.
The deceased are identified as Mohin Uddin (38), Nur Nabi Manik (48), Robi Lal Ray (57), Abdul Khaleq, (70), Sobuj (60) and Abdul Liton (65).
The sick people were undergoing treatment in Noakhali General Hospital and Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Confirming the news, Arifur Rahman, Officer-in-charge (OC) of Companiganj police station, said police visited the place.
Locals allege that shop owner Zaid and his son Priyam have been selling various intoxicants, including spirits, at the Homio Hall store for many years. He is building a multi-story on the foundation of the companyganj Upazila land office for the sale of this spirit.