HC orders to compensate Tk 1cr to Rajib’s family


Dhaka, May 08: The High Court has ordered the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Swajan Paribahan authorities to give Taka one crore as compensation to the family of Rajib Hasan, who died after losing one of his hands in a collision between the two buses.A HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque on Tuesday passed the order.

Former student of Government Titumir College Rajib Hasan, who died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on April 17 after getting his right arm lost being pressed between two buses in the city, laid to eternal rest at Dashpara village in Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali on April 18.

Rajib, son of late Helal Uddin of Indrakul village in Bauphal, lost his parents in his early age. Since then, he had been the guardian of his two younger brothers.

On 3 April, Rajib was going to attend his classes by a double-decker bus of BTRC. He was standing on the rear gate dangling his right hand outside as the bus was overcrowded.

When the bus got stranded at the Sonargaon crossing near Panthakunja Park, a ‘Swajan Paribahan’ bus tried to make its way through the narrow space in between the BRTC bus and the footpath.

However, Rajib’s right hand was pressed in between the two buses and got severed from the elbow.

The victim was then first taken to MH Samorita Hospital at Panthapath and then shifted to the DMCH.