Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to pay appropriate compensation to the family of three-year-old girl Raifa who died due to wrong treatment at a private hospital in Chattogram.
An HC bench of Justice Syed Mohammad Dastagir Hossain and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by Raifa’s father Rubel Khan, staff reporter of vernacular newspaper the Daily Samakal.
The victim’s father filed the writ petition on Thursday seeking necessary directives for compensation.
Advocate Tajul Islam and Barrister Mohammad Enam stood for the petitioner.
The rule also asked the respondents why actions would not be taken against the doctors and the hospital authorities for their negligence and why directives would not be given to set a guideline if patients die or victimise due to wrong treatment.
Secretary of the health ministry, additional secretary (hospital) of the ministry, chairman of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council, managing director of Max Hospital and its three concerned doctors have been made respondents to the rule.
Raifa Khan died reportedly due to wrong treatment at Max Hospital in the early morning of June 29 after she was admitted there with pain in her throat.
A government investigation led by the Chattogram civil surgeon found negligence of doctors in treating her.
A week after Raifa's death, members of Rapid Action Battalion raided the hospital and fined it for various irregularities. In response, owners of private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres enforced a 20-hour strike in the port city.
Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) - The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday sentenced five men from Patuakhali district to death for their involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
The condemned convicts are—Ishak Shikdar, Solaiman Mridha, Abdus Sattar Peda, Abdul Goni Hawladar and Awal alias Moulvi Abdul Awal-hailing from different villages in Sadar upazila.
The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam handed down the verdict.
The charges of murder and rape against the five war crimes accused were proved by the tribunal.
Earlier on Sunday, the tribunal fixed today for delivering the verdict.
On May 30, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.
On November 19, the tribunal took into cognisance the charges against them for their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the Liberation War in 1971.
On September 6, 2015, police arrested the five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on charges of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the Liberation War.
On Mar 8, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and vandalising 15 houses.
Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) –The Appellate Division on Monday rejected a petition seeking stay on the High Court order that asked the authorities concerned to send Drik Gallery MD Shahidul Alam to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment.
A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, rejected the petition as ‘being not pressed’.
Earlier on August 7, the High Court asked the authorities concerned to send Shahidul to BSMMU as soon as possible for his medical treatment and form a medical board to examine his health and submit a report on his health condition on August 9.
Following the order, the report on his health was submitted to the court on Thursday last.
On August 6, a Dhaka court placed Shahidul Alam on a seven-day remand for interrogation in a case filed under the ICT Act.
Detectives detained Shahidul Alam, also Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, from his Dhanmondi residence at night on August 5 following his Facebook posts on the recent student movement.
Dhaka, Aug 13 (UNB) – Two more hajj flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines scheduled to fly on Tuesday have been cancelled due to shortage of passengers.
The canceled flights are BG1091 and BG6091.
With these, a total of 18 hajj flights have been cancelled for the same reason so far, said Biman general manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj.
Dhaka, Aug 12 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday promised to bring to justice those responsible for the accident that took the lives of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College.
"This is completely unforgivable because the driver was driving the bus defying all the [traffic] rules, resulting in the loss of two lives…many students were also injured," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a programme at Armed Forces Medical College ground after laying the foundation stone of an underpass at a road adjacent to Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College in the city.
Sheikh Hasina said the government will never spare the bus driver involved in the brutal accident. "We must ensure the due punishment to those involved in such accidents; we’ll do that."
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed and Engineer-in-Chief Major General Md Siddiqur Rahman Sarker also spoke at the programme.
On her arrival at the venue, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed received the Prime Minister.