Three people died and two others fell sick reportedly after drinking toxic liquor at Chakchatiani in Pabna Sadar upazila on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Robiul Islam Roman, 35, son of late Abdul Kader Khan, Jony, 30, son of Abdul Muhit and Rubel, 32, son of Robiul Islam Mukaier of the area, reports UNB.
Those fell sick are Sobuj, 31, son of Abdus Salam and Raton, 31, son of late Alam of the same area.
Quoting locals, Additional Police Superintendent of Pabna (sadar circle) Md Rokonuzzaman said the five friends fell sick after drinking liquor which they collected from the town on Thursday night.
Family members rushed them to Pabna General Hospital on Friday where Jony died Saturday morning, police said.
Roman and Rubel were referred to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH). Roman died on the way to the hospital while Rubel died in the hospital while undergoing treatment, added Md Rokonuzzaman.
The two sick people are being treated at the hospital, he said adding that the bodies were sent to hospital morgue for autopsy.