DHAKA: The High Court acquitted all four people convicted for their negligence causing death of ill-fated child Jihad, who died falling into an abandoned deep shaft in capital’s Shahjahanpur area in 2014.
A High Court division bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin passed the order on Wednesday after hearing the appeals filed by the convicts.
On February 26, 2017, Dhaka 5th Special Judge Court sentenced Bangladesh Railway’s senior deputy assistant engineer Jahangir Alam, assistant engineer Nasir Uddin and electric engineer Jafar Ahmed Shaki in the case.
Another convict is Engineer Abdus Salam, owner of JSR, company that was assigned to close that abandoned shaft.
All of the convicts had been sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment each.
The 4-year-old Jihad fell into the open shaft while playing near his Shahjahanpur house on December 26, 2014. His body was pulled out from the abandoned shaft 23 hours after he had slipped into it.
BDST: 1908 HRS, FEB 12, 2020