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Late JnU teacher’s son files petition for compensation

Published : 12 Oct 2021 10:05 PM | Updated : 13 Oct 2021 12:53 PM

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court in connection with the death of Syeda Nasreen Bably, a teacher of Jagannath University (JnU).

Usersef Mahmud Barnav, the five-year old child of Syeda Nasreen Bably, filed the writ petition on Tuesday (October 12). Barrister Anik R Haque, counsel for the writ petitioner, confirmed the matter to the media. 

In the writ petition, Square Hospital authorities and doctors concerned have been blamed for the death of Bably. 

The writ petition has been filed to the High Court seeking its directives on the authorities concerned to give Tk 15 crore as compensation to the family of the JnU teacher who died of dengue this year. The writ petitioner also sought the HC’s directive to investigate the death and take action against those responsible for the death.

Syeda Nasreen Bably, an assistant professor of JnU’s history department and wife of deputy attorney general Barrister Abdullah Al Mahmoud Bashar, died of dengue while undergoing treatment at Square Hospital in the capital on July 7 this year. Her death is this year’s first death from the Aedes mosquito-borne viral disease in Bangladesh. 

On June 20, Syeda Nasreen Bably was admitted to the Square Hospital with dengue fever. She was transferred to the ICU of the hospital on June 21. She was taken to life support after her condition deteriorated. She breathed her last while on life support.

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