DHAKA: The High Court on Monday (Feb 11) ordered concerned authorities to compensate Tk 1 lakh each to the families of five victims of road accident.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik-Al Jalil passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed in public interest.
The court also issued a rule asking the concerned authorities to reply why the victim’s families won’t be compensated Tk 50 lakh each.
The five victims are—Faiza Tahmina Suchi, 10, from Dhaka, Miraz Khan, 5, from Gazipur, Liza Akter, 9, Barishal, Ahmed Rifat, 6 from Sylhet and Nusrat Chowdhury, 23, from Chattogram.
Children Charity Bangladesh Foundation and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) filed the writ.
Barrister Abdul Halim moved for the plea while Deputy Attorney General Md Mokhlesur Rahman moved for the state, at the courtroom.
BDST: 1959 HRS, FEB 11, 2019