Jihad’s parents receive Tk 20 lakh compensation
Kabir Humayun: Family of Jihad, a four-year-old boy who died falling down a 300-foot well shaft in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur in 2014, has received Tk 20 lakh in compensation from the government.
Bangladesh Railway and Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence gave them the money as per a High Court directive, said Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Abdul Halim, who moved a writ petition before the High Court for the compensation, reports The Daily Star.
The HC on October 8 last year, asked the respondents — Bangladesh Railway and Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence — to pay Tk 20 lakh as compensation to his parents within 90 days.
Jihad fell into an unprotected well shaft while playing with other children in Shahjahanpur Railway Colony on December 26, 2014.