4 die after drinking alcohol by betting at BBQ party
Published: 07:37 PM, 9 January 2021
The 4 deceased
Four people have died after consumption of excess liquor by betting at a barbecue (BBQ) party in Sonargaon, Narayanganj.
They died at various hospitals in the capital from Friday night to Saturday afternoon. Another patient is undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital.
The deceased were identified as – Zahidur Rahman Babu, brother of Pirojpur UP chairman Engineer Masudur Rahman Masum, his personal driver Tofazzal Hossain, son of Siddique of Jainpur area, Mohsin, son of Moktar Hossain of Pratapnagar village of the same UP and Jisan Ahmed, son of Kamal of Jhauchar.
According to locals, Zahidur Babu organized a BBQ party with 14-15 people at his private office in front of Meghna Holcim Cement Factory in his area on Thursday night. There they bet with each other on drinking beer.
“Everyone in the party drank 10-12 beers,” said the party members.
13 people fell ill on Friday morning. Later, they were admitted to local and various hospitals in Dhaka. Tofazzal and Mohsin died on Friday night while undergoing treatment.
Zahidur Babu and Jisan died on Saturday afternoon. The condition of the ill Babu of Kadirganj is critical. He has been kept in ICU. Meanwhile, five people including Hridoy, Rahim and Sarwar have returned home after treatment.
Sonargaon Police Station OC Rafiqul Islam said the two were buried by family. The body of one has been kept in Dhaka Medical College Hospital. However, an investigation is underway into how they died.