The High Court on Sunday ordered judicial inquiry into the death of Sayeda Nasrin Babli, an assistant professor of the History department of Jagannath University, to find out whether there was any negligence by the Square Hospital authorities in her treatment.
A bench of Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice Kamrul Islam Mollah passed the order and issued a rule questioning why the hospital authority’s negligence in her death should not be declared illegal, why an order should not be given to form a legal framework over the negligence in treatment and why the family of the deceased will not be paid a compensation of Tk 15 crore.
The court ordered formation of a three-member probe committee headed by a district judge to investigate the incident and submit a report within the next 60 days.
The two other members of the committee will a physician not below the rank of an associate professor at the Department of Medicine of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), and a law practitioner of the rank of Deputy Attorney General at the Attorney General's Office.
Writ petitioner’s lawyer Barrister Manzoor Nahid confirmed the matter.
Earlier on October 12, Sayeda Nasrin Babli's 5-year-old child filed the writ petition. Sayeda Nasreen Babli is the wife of Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Abdullah Al Mahmoud Bashar.
On June 20, Sayeda Nasrin was admitted to Square Hospital with Dengue fever and was shifted to ICU the following day. She was later put on life support as her condition deteriorated and she died on July 7.