Monday, 24 January, 2022

HC rules for compensating Azimpur wall collapse victim's family

The High Court (HC) issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not pass order to give Taka one crore in compensation to the family of Zihad Hossain, 7, who got killed after coming under a collapsed wall in capital's Azimpur.

A High Court division bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order, after holding hearing on a writ jointly filed by Zihad's father Nazir Hossain and Ain o Odhikar Foundation.

The court asked eight officials including housing and public works secretary and chief engineer of Dhaka South City Corporation. Advocate Syed Mohiuddin Kabir moved the plea before the court. 

Zihad was going to his school, holding hand of his father on November 9, when a portion of a boundary wall of Azimpur Sheikh Saheb Bazar Government Quarter fell on him. Nazir Hossain promptly rescued Zihad from under the rubble and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where the attending doctors declared him dead.