Three officials of a pharmaceutical company of Bangladesh, who were charged with manufacturing adulterated drugs that killed 76 children in the 1990s, were finally awarded punishment by the Dhaka Drug Court. The culprits were given 10-year rigorous imprisonment while three convicts were fined 2 lakh takkas each. While delivering the verdict, the judge said that the convicts had committed crimes against humanity.
The adulterated paracetamol syrup caused a fatal kidney disease among children. The tests on the drugs were conducted under direct supervision of an expert consultant from the World Health Organization.