The High Court has ordered the government to bear medical expenses of Shahanur Biswas who was attacked by his daughter’s stalkers for protesting against the crime.
The High Court bench of Justice Kazi Rezaul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order on Tuesday afternoon.
The secretary of Health Ministry and DG of Directorate General of Health Services have been asked to comply with the order.
The High Court in its order also asked Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque and Jhenaidah Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman to provide sufficient security to the victim and his family.
The court will hold a further hearing on January 4, 2017.
On November 22, in a suo-moto order, the court asked the police to arrest the alleged stalkers within 72 hours.
The court also asked the police to file a report on November 27. The date was later postponed to November 29 as the state counsel sought time.
Jhenaidah SP Mizanur Rahman submitted a report before the court on Tuesday, saying three of 16 accused in connection with the case had been detained before the High Court order was issued, while the rest 13 surrendered before a lower court. One of the detained accused was released on bail.
The suo-moto ruling was issued after a news article drew the court's notice that said Shahanur Biswas was beaten up indiscriminately by the stalkers on October 16 and his legs had to be amputated because of his injuries.