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Bail allowed in Zihad death case


The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday granted bail to railway engineer Jahangir Alam, after his surrendered to the court in the case filed in connection with the death of four-year-old Jihad.
Magistrate Ashoke Kumara Dutt of the CMM Court passed the order on Thursday afternoon upon a bond of Tk 5,000. Jahangir was accused of causing the death of child Jihad through negligence of official duties. The same court earlier granted bail to Abdus Salam, the proprietor of the firm that was accused of negligence, for which the well was not covered. That caused Jihad to fall into the pipe and die.Jahangir Alam, Senior Sub-Assistant Engineer of Bangladesh Railway was hiding before he surrendered to the court on Thursday 10 am. Earlier on April 7, Jahnagir along with Abdus Salam, proprietor of construction firm, SR House that installed the deep tube-well at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony premises, was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
The body of Jihad was pulled by a group of indomitable volunteers on December 27 last year, about 15 minutes after the fire service called off a nearly 23-hour search in the 17-inch diameter abandoned shaft. The body of Jihad was immediately rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where the physicians declared him dead.
On December 26 at 4 pm, last year, Jihad fell into the pipe of the well while playing with his friends, about 40 yards from his house, in the colony.
The victim’s father Nasir Fakir filed the murder case with Shahjahanpur Police Station against Abdus Salam, proprietor of construction firm that installed the deep tube-well and Jahangir Alam.
The case statement says that the death was the result of negligence of the construction firm and the concerned railway officials, as they had not sealed the will.
Inspector Abu Zafar of Shahjahanpur Police Station and also Investigation Officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the CMM Court of Dhaka. The two were made accused in the case for their negligence in duties, Inspector Zafar mentioned in the charge sheet. – Court Correspondent


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