At least 40 workers of a garment factory who were observing a hunger strike since yesterday in an ongoing demonstration in capital's Badda area fell sick on Wednesday.
Several hundred readymade garment factory workers of Toba Group started demonstrating in front of their factory there on Eid day yesterday.
Among the sick, five agitating workers were taken to a local community clinic as their physical condition took a critical turn, a participant, Monir, told The Daily Star.
Around 200 workers are observing the hunger strike.
Many of them were observing hunger strike, demanding full payment of their salaries and bonuses, Abdul Jalil, officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station told The Daily Star.
Toba group, which owned the Tazreen Fashions Ltd, have five other factories, where workers did not get paid for last few months as the owner Delwar Hossain is in jail.
Delwar's mother-in-law, Laily Begum, went to the factory in Badda few days back to give the workers a-month's salary and bonuses.
But the agitated workers kept her locked inside the factory for last three days, the police official added.
Additional law enforcers were deployed to avert any untoward incidents the OC said.