A writ was filed with the High Court, seeking its directive on the authorities concerned, to give Tk5 crore each as compensation to the families of two victims who died after being hit by city corporation vehicles.
Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Foyez Uddin Ahmed on Monday (13 December) filed the petition with the concerned bench of the court.
Secretaries to the Road, Transport and Highway division and Local Government Division, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), chief executive officers and managing directors (Vehicles) of Dhaka city corporations were made respondents in the petition.
On 24 November, Nayeem Hasan, a student of Notre Dame College was killed after being hit by a garbage vehicle of Dhaka South City Corporation in the capital's Gulistan.
Then, on 29 November, a writ petition was filed with the HC seeking its directive to pay Tk50 lakh compensation to the family of Nayeem and issue a rule upon the authorities concerned.
Md Ahsan Kabir Khan, a former employee of Bangla daily Prothom Alo, was killed after being crushed by a garbage truck of Dhaka North City Corporation in Dhaka's Panthapath on 25 November, the second such accident in two consecutive days.