The High Court (HC) on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to give Tk 1 lakh compensation to families of five students who were killed in separate road accidents.
The HC also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why they should not be directed to give Tk 50 lakh in compensation to each of the families of the victims.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Razik Al-Jalil came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Blast and Children’s Charity Foundation Bangladesh.
The court asked the government to give Tk 1 lakh to the victims’ families in 15 days.
The five victim students are: Sayeeda, 10, of Dhaka; Miraj Khan, 5, of Gazipur; Nusrat Chowdhury, 22, of Chattogram; Liza Akhter, 9, of Barishal; and Ahmed Rifat, 6, of Sylhet.
Sayeeda, Miraj, Liza and Rifat were students of different schools and Nusrat was a student of Chittagong University.