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3 die from alcohol poisoning: Man held for supplying bootleg liquor

  • Published at 11:23 am February 5th, 2021
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Gazipur District Detective Branch (DB) of police arrests one Zahid Mridha from the capital’s Nikunja area on Friday morning Dhaka Tribune

At least three employees of a top public relations and advertising company died between Monday and Tuesday reportedly from alcohol poisoning at Dhaka hospitals

Police have detained a man in connection to the recent deaths of three people from reported alcohol poisoning in Dhaka.

Gazipur District Detective Branch (DB) of police detained one Zahid Mridha, 42, from the capital’s Nikunja area on Friday morning on the charge of supplying bootleg liquor to the victims during their stay at a resort in Gazipur.

Acting Superintendent of Police (Crime) AKM Zahirul Islam confirmed the matter at a press briefing at the Gazipur Superintendent of Police (SP) office at 12:30pm on Friday.

At least three employees of a top public relations and advertising company died between Monday and Tuesday reportedly from alcohol poisoning at Dhaka hospitals after they returned from a retreat at a Gazipur resort.

Around 43 staffers of the company went to Sarah Resort at Rajabari of Sreepur upazila on January 28 and checked out on January 30.

Some had alcoholic beverages at the resort and became sick on their way back to the capital. Many of them are now hospitalized for poisoning treatment.

Sreepur police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Nayan Bhuiyan said: “Informed, police visited the spot, completed the preliminary investigation and filed a case in this regard on Tuesday.”

According to the case details, an unidentified person provided bootleg liquor to the vacationers during their stay subsequently causing at least 13 people to fall ill.

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