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Pay Tk 10 lakh to Abrar’s family, HC to Suprobhat Paribahan

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The High Court on Wednesday directed Suprobhat Paribahan to give Tk 10 lakh within seven days to the family of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, who was run over by a bus of the transport group.

The High Court on Wednesday directed Suprobhat Paribahan to give Tk 10 lakh within seven days to the family of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, who was run over by a bus of the transport group.

An HC bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam came up with the order and rule following a petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajal seeking necessary order for compensation for the victim’s family.

The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government and Suprobhat Paribahan to explain why they should not be directed to compensate Tk 5 crore to the family of Abrar for his death in the road accident.

In the rule, the court asked the government authorities to show cause why their continuous failure to prevent road accidents should not be declared illegal.

Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, a road safety campaigner and a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals, was run over by a bus at Bashundhara gate on Tuesday.

Son of Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury, he was a first-year honours student of international relations department at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). He was the elder of two brothers.

Police and fellow students said Abrar was crossing the road through the zebra crossing to catch a bus for his university around 7:30am.

He was crushed under the wheels of a bus racing with another, according to witnesses.

Yet again, students have taken to the streets in Dhaka demanding safer roads for all following Abrar’s death.

 

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