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Pay Rajib’s brothers Tk 10 lakh within a month: SC

The Supreme Court has directed the authorities of BRTC and Sajan Paribahan to pay Tk 10 lakh the two brothers of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain, who died after losing an arm in a collision of two buses in Dhaka.

The Appellate Division bench led by the Chief Justice, in its order on Sunday (Oct 13), also asked to pay the amount of money within a month.

Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kazal argued for Rajib’s family and Lawyer Shafiqul Islam Babul represented owners of Sajan Paribahan.

Barrister Kazal told reporters that the High Court had earlier on June 20 directed the authorities of BRTC and Sajan Paribahan to pay Tk 25 lakh each to Rajib’s family.

The Supreme Court issued the order a Sajan Paribahan had later filed an appeal against the HC oder.

The apex court also fixed November 17 for next hearing in this regard, Kazal added.

Rajib Hossain, a third-year student of Government Titumir College, lost a hand after it got stuck between two running buses racing to overtake each other in the capital’s Karwan Bazar area on April 3, 2018. He succumbed to injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on April 17.

On April 4, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajal filed a writ petition over the accident.

On May 8 the same year, An HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Jahirul Haque ordered BRTC and Swajan Paribahan authorities to pay Tk 1 crore to two brothers of Rajib.

BRTC submitted a plea to the concerned branch of Appellate Division to stay a latter order of Tk 25 lakh compensation on May 10.

BDST

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