News Desk: A 13-year-old boy died and six others from the same madrassah fell sick after allegedly eating biscuits in Sharsha upazila of Jashore on Friday.
The deceased was Mahin, a student of Ashraful Madaris Qoumi Madrassah in Narayanpur. Of the injured, Mamunur Rashid, 10, was admitted to Jashore General Hospital in critical condition.
Hafez Maulana Anarul Islam, a teacher of the madrassah, said that the students were sleeping after having lunch. In the afternoon, they fell sick after eating biscuits brought by a student’s guardian.
Later, the sick students were taken to the upazila health centre, where doctors declared Mahin dead on arrival, said Mamun Khan, officer-in-charge of the Sharsha police station.
The body was sent to the Jashore General Hospital morgue, said the OC, adding that the cause of the death would be known after an investigation.