HC orders Tk 30 lakh compensation to child who lost hand during work


UNB, Dhaka :

The High Court on Wednesday ordered the people concerned to pay Tk 30 lakh to 13-year-old Naim Hasan who lost his one hand while working at a workshop in Kishoreganj in 2020.

The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Kazi Zinat Hoque passed the order.

The HC also asked the workshop owner to deposit Tk 7,000 to the school account of Naim, of Ashuganj upazila in Brahmanbaria, for his study purpose every month until his SSC examination.

Barrister Anik R Haque stood for the petitioner while Advocate Quamrul Islam represented the workshop owner.

The court asked Iqbal, owner of Nur Engineering Workshop in Kishoreganj’s Bhairab, to pay the boy Tk 15 lakh in the form of fixed deposit within April and rest 15 lakh within December this year, said Barrister Anik.


Naim will be able to withdraw the deposit money after 10 years, it said.

On September 28, 2020, Naim’s sustained injury while working at his workshop and during surgery the physicians amputated his hand from elbow to wrist.

According to the case filed by Naim’s father, manager of the workshop Raju forced his son to operate the machine.

Naim’s father filed the case against five people including the owner and manager of the workshop.

On December 27, 2021, a writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking compensation.

On January 14, this year, the HC also issued a rule asking the people concerned to explain as to why compensation should not be provided to Naim who lost his hand while working at a workshop in 2020.