Poisoned British family had eaten hamburgers bought at local stall before collapsing in Bangladesh 

The poisoned British household in Bangladesh had eaten a takeaway burger and juice simply hours earlier than all of them fell unconscious and two of them died, it has been revealed.

Rafiqul Islam, who’s in his 50s, and Mahiqul Islam, 16, have been discovered useless in a rented flat locked from the within within the Tajpur space of Sylhet on Tuesday.

The Cardiff taxi driver’s spouse Hosne Ara Islam, 40, their daughter Samira Islam, 19, and son Sadikul Islam, 21, have been additionally discovered unconscious and are nonetheless in hospital, with {the teenager} in a essential situation.

Police have remained baffled as to the reason for the sudden mass sickness, with the daddy and son allegedly discovered with brown and blue liquids inside their nostril after police broke down the door of the flat.

Now, it has emerged that the household of 5 purchased burgers and juice from a close-by Taipur market which they ate collectively earlier than falling unconscious, in accordance with native information outlet Daily Sylhet.

Rafiqul Islam, who is in his 50s, and Mahiqul Islam, 16, were found dead in a rented flat locked from the inside in the Tajpur area of Sylhet on Tuesday

Rafiqul Islam, who’s in his 50s, and Mahiqul Islam, 16, have been discovered useless in a rented flat locked from the within within the Tajpur space of Sylhet on Tuesday

Mourners gather for the burial of the father and son in Bangladesh yesterday while other family members remain in hospital

Mourners collect for the burial of the daddy and son in Bangladesh yesterday whereas different relations stay in hospital

While nobody else entered their flat, different kin who reside within the constructing ate rice and suffered no penalties.

Anfar Ali, Rafiqul’s father-in-law who lives within the constructing, additionally revealed that earlier than the household got here to the nation earlier this month, Rafiqul particularly ordered him to not inform anybody together with kin their Bangladesh deal with nor the very fact they have been even within the nation.

Ali says he was given no purpose why they wished to be secretive, however the revelation sparks additional thriller concerning the puzzling case.

The household rented the flat in the identical constructing as his in-laws on July 18 to assist deal with certainly one of their sons who was sick. 

Police have confirmed they got here to Bangladesh on July 12 and that they moved into the flat the place they have been discovered on July 18. 

Police carried out an post-mortem on Rafiqul and Mahiqul on Wednesday and they’re nonetheless ready for the outcomes, and yesterday the our bodies have been buried at a household grave web site. 

Sylhet district superintendent of police Farid Uddin stated: ‘How have been they poisoned? How did they die? We will be capable of affirm after an investigation.’

‘But, at first look, it seems to be like homicide utilizing poison.’ 

Police carried out an autopsy on Rafiqul and Mahiqul on Wednesday and they are still waiting for the results, and yesterday the bodies were buried at a family grave site

Police carried out an post-mortem on Rafiqul and Mahiqul on Wednesday and they’re nonetheless ready for the outcomes, and yesterday the our bodies have been buried at a household grave web site

The family rented an apartment in the same building that Hosne Ara Islam's family lived in the Osmani Nagar district of Sylhet of Bangladesh

The household rented an house in the identical constructing that Hosne Ara Islam’s household lived in the Osmani Nagar district of Sylhet of Bangladesh

Rafiqul’s brother-in-law Abdul Mumin Khan advised the BBC: ‘I did not know what to do or what to say.

‘Everyone may be very unhappy. Everybody is crying. My spouse, on a regular basis, is crying. I’m crying as properly.

‘I am unable to imagine this has occurred. This individual may be very pleasant, a really good man. His son may be very candy and pleasant. Everyone likes him and he likes everybody. His son is a really, very good boy.

Uddin advised WalesOnline it was believed the incident is a case of poisoning however an investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

He stated: ‘After discussing the general state of affairs with the docs and inspecting the scene we imagine this will likely have been a case of poisoning. The investigation is ongoing into whether or not it’s poisoning or one thing else.’

He additionally confirmed that shut kin of the household lived in the identical constructing.

Police took Raiqul’s father-in-law Anfor Ali, mother-in-law Badrunnesa, brother-in-law Delwar Hossain and Delwar’s spouse Shova Begum for questioning, stated Uddin. 

Speaking to native media on Tuesday, he stated: ‘The different folks within the constructing are shut kin of the victims. 

‘We questioned them. At the second we imagine they fell asleep after dinner final night time. This should be investigated additional.’ 

The city of Sylhet (pictured) in east Bangladesh, where Rafiqul Islam, who is in his 50s, and his son Mahiqul Islam, 16, were found poisoned in a house along with three other members of their family who are currently in hospital

The metropolis of Sylhet (pictured) in east Bangladesh, the place Rafiqul Islam, who’s in his 50s, and his son Mahiqul Islam, 16, have been discovered poisoned in a home together with three different members of their household who’re at present in hospital

After dinner on Monday, July 25, police say the household fell asleep in the identical room. Between 10am and 10.30am on Tuesday their kin tried to open the door to the flat. 

They referred to as the police once they heard no sounds inside. Police discovered the door locked, broke it open, and recovered the 5 unconscious victims inside. District superintendent Uddin stated the investigation was persevering with.

One neighbour of the household in Cardiff stated: ‘My [family member] referred to as me within the morning saying two handed and that three family members have been in hospital. 

‘I assumed possibly it had been an accident after which we heard one thing about poisoning. What occurred is simply hypothesis in the mean time. It’s actually unhappy.

‘We’ve been dwelling close to them for greater than 25 years. They are a quiet household who do their very own factor. I could not imagine it, I’ve been getting so many cellphone calls. They have been only a good, neat household. They’ve been away for a few weeks.’

A second neighbour added: ‘I’m a taxi driver as properly and I’ve recognized them round 20 years. I do know [Rofikul] – he is a extremely good man. I came upon on social media. We simply thought they have been occurring vacation to Bangladesh.’

Labour councillor for Riverside Kanaya Singh spoke to WalesOnline concerning the incident. He stated: ‘Clearly this can be a worrying and tragic occasion. Everyone I’ve spoken to locally speaks very extremely of the household and our ideas are with them.

‘There can be quite a lot of concern as a result of many individuals from Riverside go to Bangladesh regularly. I hope that the authorities are capable of unravel this as shortly as potential.’