Another person is in hospital undergoing treatment
Two people—including a minor—have died, and another one is in hospital, after consuming herbal medicine as cough syrup in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia.
The incident took place in Kharara area on Sunday night.
The deceased were identified as Nur Mohammad, 50, son of Polan Sheikh, who hailed from Bohalbaria’s Kharara area; and Shamima, 9, daughter of Nawab Ali of the same area.
Locals said that Nur Mohammad went to the residence of Nawab Ali, at night, to watch the television. As he had been suffering from a cough, Nawab Ali gave him an herbal medicine ‘Mary Gold’ produced by ‘Awab Ali Nabin Laboratory’.
Nawab Ali bought the medicine two months ago as a cough syrup. Nawab and his daughter Shamima also took the same medicine along with Nur.
Shamima fell sick around 10:30pm and she was taken to Bheramara Upazila Health Complex, where the on-duty physician declared her dead.
Dr. Mizanur Rahman, medical officer of the hospital, said the girl had died before arriving to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Nur Mohammad and Nawab Ali also fell sick later at night. Nur Mohammad died on way to hospital while Nawab Ali was admitted to Kushtia General Hospital; where he is currently undergoing treatment.
Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur police Station, said that acting on information they recovered the bodies. Moreover, the procedure to conduct a drive in the herbal medicine’s factory is underway.