Five people died and six others fell sick after drinking spirit at Noakhali's Companyganj today.
The deceased are Mohin Uddin, 42, Nur Nabi Manik, 55, Rabi Lal Roy, 60, Abdul Khalek, 70, and Sabuj, 60, hailing from different areas of the upazila.
The sick persons were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition.
Locals said, buying the spirit from local homeopathic medicine shop at Basurhat, they drank it with cold drinks and fell sick.
Owner of the shop- Dr Jahid and his son Priyam - have been selling spirit for a long time, locals alleged.
"Police have detained Jahid and his son," confirmed Arifur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Companyganj Police Station.
Noakhali Superintendent of Police Md Alamgir Hossain said: "Police are investigating the matter."