Publish: 25 Nov 2021, 01:58 pm
A writ petition has been filed seeking compensation of Tk 10
crore from the family of Sehreen Mahbub Sadia, a student of International
Islamic University, who died after falling into a drain at Agrabad Mazar Gate
area of Chattogram city.
Barrister Anik R Haque filed the writ petition on behalf of the student's uncle Zahid Uddin Belal, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and CCB Foundation in the relevant branch of the High Court on Thursday (November 25), citing reports published in various media.
The writ petition has been filed in the High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman today.
In the writ petition, the Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government, Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Chattogram Divisional Commissioner, Chairman of Chattogram City Corporation, Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) and others have been named as defendants.
Earlier on October 19, legal notices were sent to compensate their families for the tragic deaths of vegetable seller Saleh Ahmed and university student Sehreen Mahbub Sadia. Barrister Abdul Halim and lawyer Ishrat Hasan sent the notice on behalf of the CCB Foundation, citing media reports.
The notice also asked the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) and the Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) to take action on the deaths of Saleh Ahmed and Sehreen Mahbub Sadia. Defendants have also been asked to publish a report on the steps they have taken to prevent such accidents.
On August 25, Saleh Ahmed fell into a canal in Muradpur area and drowned. Earlier, on June 30, two people died in a similar accident in Chashma Hill area of Sholoshahar.
Sadia, a university student, fell into the Nasirchhara canal near Nabi Tower in Agrabad. After a five-hour effort, the body of 19-year-old Sadia was recovered from a pile of rubbish.