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High Court cancels order of acquittals of Square Hospital, 2 doctors

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:17, Feb 24,2021

 
 

The High Court on Tuesday cancelled the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court order that had relieved Square Hospital and two of its doctors of charges of showing negligence in treatment that led to the death of four-year-old Mirza Arunima Shahpar Ahona in Bangkok.

The bench of judges AKM Abdul Hakim and Fatema Najib also asked the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court to start a fresh investigation into the complaints against Square Hospital and its two doctors — Masudur Rahman and Sanowar Hossain — in light of the High Court findings.

The High Court pronounced the verdict on Tuesday after hearing a petition filed in 2017 by the child’s father Mirza Shahpar Jalil challenging the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court’s order that upheld the CMM Court’s order in November 16, 2016 of relieving the hospital and its doctors of charges during charge framing of the case.

The CMM court in its order on November 16, 2016 charged only Kazi Nawshad-Un-Nabi, a doctor of Square Hospital, of the negligence.

On January 11, 2015, the child’s father Mirza Shahpar Jalil filed a case with the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court against Square Hospital and its three doctors.

Mirza Shahpar alleged that his daughter died in a Bangkok hospital from brain tumour on August 23, 2013.

The child was admitted to the Square Hospital on August 15, 2013 and she was later on August 17, 2013 shifted to a Bangkok hospital where the doctors found that she was given wrong treatment, lawyer Khan Khalid Adnan told the High Court during the hearing.

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