Four jailed for 10 years over Jihad’s death

MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court handed over 10 years of imprisonment to four people including a Bangladesh Railway engineer in a case filed over the death of three-year-old Jihad, who died after falling into an abandoned deep tube-well in Dhaka’s Shahjahanpur.

The court also fined Tk 2lakh each and in default 2 years more in jail. Dhaka Special Court-5 Judge Dr Mohammad Akhteruzzaman announced the verdict on Sunday afternoon.

The convicts are Bangladesh Railway Senior Sub Assistant engineer Mohammad Jahangir Alam, contractor of M/S SR House Shafiqul Islam alias Abdus Salam, Kamalapur Railway assistant engineer Mohammad Nasir Uddin, and electrical engineer Zafor Ahmed Shaki.

On 27 December 2014, Jihad died inside a 600-foot abandoned shaft of a water pump at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony. On 28 December, his body was pulled out from the shaft 23 hours after he had slipped into it.

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