A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday seeking its directive on the authorities concerned to give a compensation of Tk 10 crore to the family university student Shehrin who died after falling into a drain in Chattogram city.
Barrister Anik R Haque filed the writ petition on behalf of rights organisation Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), Children's Charity Bangladesh (CCB) Foundation and Sadia's maternal uncle Zahid Uddin Belal on Thursday.
The writ petition was presented before the High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman, said Advocate AM Jamiul Haque Faisal.
The Secretaries to the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives and Ministry of Home Affairs, Chattogram Divisional Commissioner, Chattogram City Corporation, Chairman of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) and others were made defendants.
In the writ petition, the petitioner sought the court’s order to the Chattogram City Corporation and the Chattogram Development Authority to inform about the steps taken over the death of university student Sehreen Mahbub Sadia.
The writ petition also sought its directive to the authorities concerned for submitting a report on their steps taken to investigate the incident compensate the family or other action to prevent such accident.
Earlier on October 19, legal notice was sent to the defendants to compensate the family of the university student. It was mention in the notice that if no action is taken within seven days of receiving the notice, a writ petition will be filed with the High Court.
On September 27, Shehrin Mahmud Sadia, 20, died after falling into an open drain in Agrabad Badamtali area of the port city. Sadia's body was found five hours after she had gone missing in the drain.