Detectives in a drive arrested the managing director (MD) and chairman of a pest control company that worked at the home of a family in Dhaka's Bashundhara -- following which the family fell sick and two siblings died while undergoing treatment.
The MD and chairman of the pest control company were arrested today (June 8, 2023) from Tangail and Brahmanbaria districts.
The arrestees were identified as Ashraf, chairman of the company, and Farhad, its MD.
Based on a tip-off, a team of DB from Lalbagh division conducted drives in Tangail and Brahmanbaria, and arrested the duo, Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Lalbagh DB Police, said.
They are now on their way to Dhaka, he said.
On June 4, Shayan Mobarrat Zahin (15) and Shahir Mobarrat Zayan (9) -- fell sick after pesticide was used at their home in Dhaka's Bashundhara. Mobarak Hossain, father of the children, hired DCS Organisation Ltd for pest control.
Police and the children’s family said the pest control service sprayed insecticide at their new home in Bashundhara’s Block I on June 2. The family members left the house after the insecticide was used.
On June 4, the family returned to the house and fell sick after inhaling the pesticide, and they were rushed to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka, they said.
On June 5, Mobarak Hossain filed a case in this connection.