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HC orders bus owners to pay Tk 1cr

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Live Correspondent:A�The High Court (HC) today ordered the authorities of two bus companies to pay Taka one crore to the family of Rajib Hossain, who died of his injuries in a city hospital on April 17 following an accident in the capital on April 3.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque passed the order, asking BRTC authorities and the owner of Swajan Paribahan to pay Taka 50 lakh each, in compensation.

Rajib Hossain, a third year bachelor degree student of Government Titumir College, died on April 17, ending a two-week struggle for life after losing his right hand being trapped between two speedy buses at Sonargaon Crossing in the city on April 3.

The court in its order said the money would be deposited in the joint account of Rajib’s aunt Jahanara Begum and their relative customs official Omar Faruk. The court ordered them to open the account at the Motijheel branch of Sonali Bank Limited.

“The court asked the two bus companies to deposit half of the total amount and file a report on complying court’s order by June 25. The court after that will pass direction on how the rest of the amount will be paid,” Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kazal, who moved a writ in this regard, said.

Rajib was living in a mess at Jatrabari with his two younger brothers, Mehedi Hasan, a student of class seven and Abdullah, a class six student of Tamirul Millat Madrasha.

Rajib lost his mother when he was in class three and father in class eight and he had been guardian of his two younger brothers since then.

Dhaka, 8 May, (campuslive24.com) //MI


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