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Child's death in abandoned well: HC acquits four

Published: February 12, 2020 18:12:55 | Updated: February 12, 2020 20:49:31


Child's death in abandoned well: HC acquits four

The High Court has acquitted four people over the death of 4-year-old Jihad, who fell into an unsealed deep tube-well for Bangladesh Railway project in Dhaka's Shahjahanpur in 2014.

Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin acquitted them on Wednesday after accepting their appeal, reports bdnews24.com.

They had each been senctenced to 10 years in jail and fined for causing the boy's death through neglect of duty by a Dhaka court two years ago.

The four officials are the railway's Senior Sub-Assistant Engineer Jahangir Alam, who was in charge of the project, the contractor Abdus Salam, Assistant Engineer Md Nasir Uddin and Electric Engineer Abu Zafar Ahmed Shaki.

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