A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking its directive to the authorities concerned to pay compensation to the baby who was born during a road accident that left its parents and sister dead in Mymensingh.
The bench of Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury and Md Zakir Hossain is expected to hear the writ petition, said Sayed Mahsib Hossain, a counsel of the petitioner.
Supreme Court lawyer Kaniz Fatema filed the writ petition on Monday.
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An investigation into the accident was also sought in the writ petition.
Women and Child Affairs Secretary, Social Welfare Secretary, Road Transport and Bridges Secretary and Bangladesh Road Transport Authority were made respondents to the writ.
A tragic road accident near court building area in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh left Jahangir Alam, 35, his pregnant wife Ratna Begum, 26, and their daughter Jannat Ara, 2, of Raymani village in the upazila, dead on the spot.
Jahangir Alam went Trishal upazila headquarter with his eight-month pregnant wife and daughter for conducting a medical test of his wife.
While crossing the highway a speeding Mymenshingh-bound truck knocked them down, leaving all three family members dead on the spot, said police.
Miraculously the baby girl was born before the mother died on the road and she was taken to upazila health complex by locals.
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The newborn was then given advanced treatment at Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) and then at Community Based Medical College Hospital.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Mymensingh Mohammad Enamul Haque has taken all the responsibilities including treatment of the baby.