Committee over schoolboy’s death in ambulance reconstituted

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 16:10, Aug 01,2019 | Updated: 16:12, Aug 01,2019


The shipping ministry reconstituted a committee on Thursday to look into the death of a schoolboy who died in an ambulance after a ferry was reportedly delayed to accommodate a VIP in Madaripur.

Additional secretary Sanjay Kumar Banik is convener of the committee. Other members are - joint secretary Shahnewaz Dilruba Khan and deputy secretary SM Shah Habibur Rahman Hakim.

A two-member body was formed on July 29. In a circular on Wednesday, the ministry said the reconstituted committee is effective from the previous date.

The committee has been asked to submit a preliminary report within seven working days.

Several newspapers and a TV ran reports on the death of a sixth grader, drawing the ministry's attention.

According to reports, the boy, who was in an ambulance on a ferry on Sunday, died as the authorities allegedly delayed the vessel's departure from Kathalbari jetty for joint secretary Abdus Sabur Mondal.

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