High court rule to provide adequate compensation to a child who has lost an arm or leg

Desk Report :: The High Court has issued a one-week rule to provide adequate compensation to Rakibuzzaman, a child from Pratapnagar of Asashuni Police Station in Satkhira, who lost his limbs after being electrocuted in an illegal power line.

At the same time, the director of the Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute, Dr. to inform what kind of treatment the child needs at home and abroad. Samanta Lal Sen has been asked to inform.

Monday (October 8) Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice. The High Court bench of Mostafizur Rahman passed the order.

A writ petition was filed in the High Court yesterday seeking compensation of Tk 100 crore for Rakibuzzaman. The child’s father said. Advocate Mohammad Tariqul Islam filed the writ petition on behalf of Abdur Razzak Dhali.

The Secretary of Power and Energy, Chairman of Bangladesh Palli Bidyut Unnayan, General Manager of Palli Bidyut Samiti, Zonal Manager, General Manager of Satkhira Palli Bidyut Samiti, Project Director, DC of Satkhira and Chief Power Inspector have been named as defendants.

In this regard, Advocate Mohammad Tariqul Islam said that on March 21, a cap and coverless power line was illegally installed over the two-storey house of Abdur Razzak Dhali. Earlier on March 20, Abdur Razzak along with the general manager of Patkelghata Palli Bidyut Samiti had applied for non-connection of power lines over the residential building.

Later on May 9, Rakibuzzaman, an 8-year-old son of Abdur Razzak Dhali, was electrocuted. As a result, his body was burnt and his bones and flesh fell off. Later, while undergoing treatment, Rakibuzzaman was amputated on May 12 from the armpit of his right hand and below the knee of his right leg.

On May 25, Abdur Abdur Razzak Dhali appealed to the concerned authorities of Satkhira Palli Bidyut Samiti to take appropriate action including compensation. But so far no compensation has been paid or any other action taken. As a result, the child’s father Abdur Razzak Dhali filed a writ petition in the High Court seeking compensation of Tk 100 crore.

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