Pay Tk 10 lakh to each victim’s families
The High Court yesterday directed the owner of Shyamoli NR Paribahan to give Tk 10 lakh as initial compensation to the victims of a road accident in Bogura in April.
Two people were killed, and four others injured after a bus of the company, plying the wrong lane of the highway, hit an ambulance on the Dhaka-Bogura highway in Sherpur upazila.
Aynal Hossain, 50, of Gaibandha, died on the spot, while ambulance driver Din Mohammad, 30, of Pirojpur, succumbed to his injuries on the way to a hospital.
Aynal's three children were also critically injured in the accident.
The HC ordered the owner of the transport company to give Tk 5 lakh to the families of the two deceased immediately, and another Tk 5 lakh in the next 15 days.
The HC bench of Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by the victims' families, seeking necessary directives on compensation.
After the order was passed, Shyamoli NR Paribahan's Managing Director Subhankar Ghosh Rakesh, who was exempted from court appearance, handed over Tk 5 lakh through his lawyer Md Tajul Islam to the victims through their lawyer Mohammad Shishir Manir.
On August 7, the HC issued a rule asking the government and Shyamoli NR Paribahan to explain why they should not be directed to give Tk 1.71 crore as compensation to the seven victims of the accident.
Deputy Attorney General Abdullah-Al-Mahmud Bashar represented the state during hearing.