The High Court (HC) today directed the government to give Tk 1 lakh compensation to families of five students who were killed in separate road crashes.
The five victims are: Sayeeda, 10, of Dhaka; Miraj Khan, 5, of Gazipur; Nusrat Chowdhury, 22, of Chattogram; Liza Akhter, 9, of Barishal; and Ahmed Rifat, 6, of Sylhet.
Sayeeda, Miraj, Liza and Rifat were students of different schools and Nusrat was student of Chittagong University.
The High Court asked the government to give Tk 1 lakh to the victims’ families in 15 days.
It also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned in four weeks why they should not be directed to give Tk 50 lakh in compensation to each of the families of the victims.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Razik Al-Jalil came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Blast and Children’s Charity Foundation Bangladesh seeking necessary order.
Barrister Md Abdul Halim appeared for the petitioners.