The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why it should not be directed to compensate Tk 1 crore to Badda lynching victim Taslima Begum Renu’s family.
A HC bench comprising of Judge Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Judge Md Ashraful Kamal issued the rule after primary hearing of a writ filed by Supreme Court Lawyer Ishrat Hasan.Secretaries to the Cabinet, home, law and information, and the police chief, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner and officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station have been made defendants.
Renu was beaten to death over child abduction rumour at North Badda in the city on July 20.
Her family said she had gone to the area to look for a suitable school for her children. A video of the incident went viral on Facebook, triggering widespread outrage.
Thirteen suspects have so far been arrested in a case filed over the lynching.