The High Court on Tuesday (July 19) summoned the chairman and managing director of Sagufta Group before it in connection with a college student’s death from injuries inflicted when a brick fell on him
The two have to appear before the court on July 26 to respond to the suo moto order.
The court also asked the company why it should not be punished for not taking appropriate safety measures and why it should not be directed to give compensation to the family of the victim.
Habibur Rahman Munna, 18, an HSC examinee of Tejgaon College, died on July 16 as a brick fell on his head from the 10th floor of the under-construction 15-storey Sagufta De Khan, a construction site of Sagufta Group, on Panthapath in the capital.
Munna was returning home on foot after attending his ailing mother admitted to Shamarita Hospital on Panthapath.
An HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore issued the order after a report headlined “Student dies as brick falls from highrise” was published in The Daily Star on July 17.
The court also issued a rule upon the commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station and Sagufta Group authorities to explain in two weeks why the company should not be punished for not taking appropriate safety measures at the construction area.
In the rule, the court also asked the company why it should not be directed to give compensation to the family members of the Munna.