Contractor secures bail in Zihad Killing case

Contractor secures bail in Zihad Killing case

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A court of Dhaka on Sunday granted bail to a contractor of Bangladesh Railway in a case filed in connection with the death of child Jihad, who died inside an abandoned shaft of a water pump in the capital’s Shahjahanpur area last year.
Magistrate Amniul Haque of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order after hearing on a bail petition submitted on behalf of accused contractor Abdus Salam who is also the proprietor of AR Traders.On December 27, 2014, four-year old boy, Jihad, died inside a 600-foot abandoned shaft of a water pump at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony. The following day, his body was pulled out from the shaft 23 hours after he had slipped into it.
Child Jihad’s father, Nasir Fakir filed the case against contractor Abdus Salam and Railway’s Senior Sub-Assistant Engineer Jahangir Alam on charges of negligence of duty. On March 8, a Dhaka court sent Abdus Salam to jail in the case rejecting his bail petition. Jahangir Alam went into hiding after the incident.
On April 7 this year, police submitted the charge sheet of the case against both- Abdus Salam and Jahangir Alam.- Court Correspondent

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