Victims' relatives still waiting for compensation
Ful Mala, mother of Rikta Akter who died when Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24 in Savar, is yet to get any compensation due to wrong information.
Rikta, 18, a sewing machine operator at Ether Tex in the nine-storey building, was the only earning member of her family. The family members took her body two days after the disaster and gave their address to the authorities concerned.
Mala claimed that the authorities registered their district Dinajpur instead of Manikganj.
Mala told The Daily Star yesterday that she had been suffering for around six months due to the wrong information which was not her fault.
She said this while visiting the Rana Plaza site.
Mala said her village was Purba Vakum in Singair upazila in Manikganj district.
She had got only Tk 20,000 to bury her daughter's body. She said, “I'm leading an inhuman life.”
Like her many relatives of Rana Plaza victims, including Hanufa Begum, wife of Abdul Gani; Shahida Begum, mother of Shanta Akter, are still waiting for compensation.