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Writ filed seeking Tk1cr compensation for death of third-grader

  • Published at 02:56 pm April 7th, 2019
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The writ also seeks compensation for others injured in a school ceiling collapse

A writ petition has been filed seeking Tk1 core as compensation for the family of third-grader Mansura, who was killed when a school ceiling collapsed in Barguna.

The writ also seeks Tk10 lakh in compensation and proper treatment for the others injured in the collapse.

Two Supreme Court lawyers - Advocate Hasan Tarek Polash, and Barrister Mohammad Kawser ( representative of the Law and Life Foundation) – filed the petition. 

The writ may be mentioned to the High Court bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil, informed Advocate M Human Kabir Pallob. 

The writ also seeks a rule asking why directives should not be given to abandon all of risky buildings that house primary and secondary schools, to ensure a healthy and safe educational environment for teachers and students across Bangladesh.

A third-grader was killed and five others injured when a portion of their school ceiling collapsed on them in Barguna’s Amtali upazila on Saturday, April 6.

The deceased was identified as Mansura, 10, daughter of Nazir Hossain Talukder of the Gendamara village in the upazila.

The injured are Ruma Akhter, Sadia, Rosema, Shahin, and Ismail Hossain. Three of the injured were admitted to the upazila health complex while the others were given primary treatment, said Amtali police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Bashar.

The students were attending a class at the Choto Bogi PK Government Primary School when a chunk of concrete from the roof collapsed on them around 12:30 pm, he said.

Mansura died on way to the hospital, said the OC, adding that all the injured were third-grade students.