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Writ seeks actions against joint secy, ghat manager for Titash's death on ferry

July 31, 2019 00:00:00

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Tuesday seeking its directives to take action against a joint secretary and the ferryghat manager over the death of a teenage boy in an ambulance on a ferry after its departure was reportedly delayed by three hours for the secretary, reports UNB.

Supreme Court lawyer Zahir Uddin Limon who filed the writ said the HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Quader is likely to hear it today (Wednesday). The writ also sought formation of a probe body to look into the death and Tk 39 million compensation for the victim's family.

Besides, court's directive was sought to ensure movement of ambulances on ferries on a priority basis. The authorities concerned, including the home and law secretaries, have been made respondents to the writ. According to reports published in different national dailies, Titash Ghosh, who was in an ambulance on a ferry, died of haemorrhage on July 25 as the authorities allegedly delayed the departure of a ferry at Kathalbari jetty-1 in Madaripur by three hours for joint secretary Abdus Sabur Mondol.

Titash, 11, a Class-VI student hailing from Kalia municipality in Narail, suffered fatal injuries in a road accident. He was first taken to a Khulna hospital where doctors referred him to Dhaka.

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