The High Court has ordered the owners of two buses -- BRTC and Shajan Paribahan—to pay Tk 1 crore as compensation to the family of Rajib Hossain who lost his right hand in a road accident and later died last month.
The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque came up with the order on Tuesday.
The owners of ‘Sajan Paribahan’ will have to pay Tk 50 lakh while Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BTRC) the remaining amount of Tk 50 lakh, the court said.
Of the amount, Tk 50 lakh will have to be paid within this month and a report has to be submitted to the court after this month whether the compensation is given or not.
The court also fixed June 24 for the next hearing.
Rajib’s aunt Jahanara Parvin and his two brothers were present at the court today.
On Monday, the HC expressed shock over the tragic death of Rajib and fixed today for delivering order on compensation.
On April 4, the court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given to provide Tk 1 crore as compensation to Rajib Hasan.
Rajib Hossain, who lost his right hand after it got stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor area on April 4, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 17.