The High court on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to pay Tk 5 lakh for the treatment of 5th grader Tamim Iqbal who lost his limbs from electrocution due to negligence of Palli Bidyut Samity.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman also ruled that why payment of Tk. 10 crore should not be ordered to be paid in compensation to the family of 12-year-old Tamim from Ramgati in Laxmipur.
The HC order came after hearing a petition filed by the schoolboy’s father Shahadat Hossain.
Secretary to the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, chairman of Polli Bidyut Board, manager of Laxmipur Polli Bidyut Samity and two others were made respondents to the rule.
On September 25, Tamim from Katabania Government Primary School of Ramgati upazila in Laxmipur district got electrocuted after he came in contact with a snapped electric wire installed by Palli Bidyut Samity.
He has been undergoing treatment at the pediatric surgery department of Sheikh Hasina Burn Institute in Dhaka for the last two months.
According to the physicians, Tamim’s condition is critical as his left hand has been amputated, while the two fingers of his right leg would be severed through an operation.
Besides, he has a serious injury to his head.
On November 26, Amena Begum, mother of Tamim brought an allegation of negligence of Polly Bidyut Samity and demanded justice.
Tamim’s father is a day labour.