Body formed to probe teenager’s death on ferry

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

The ministry of shipping on Monday formed a committee to investigate the death of a teenage boy in an ambulance on a ferry ‘as its departure was delayed by three hours for an additional secretary’, reports UNB.

The probe body, headed by joint secretary Shahnewaz Dilruba Khan, was asked to submit the investigation report within seven working days, said an official release.

It said necessary steps will be taken once the report is submitted.

The release said a report published in different dailies on Monday and aired by a television channel on the death of the teenage patient drew attention of the ministry.

Claiming that the report not fully correct, it said there is no additional or assistant secretary or any official named Abdus Sabur Mondol in the shipping ministry and no official car of the ministry or any agency under it crossed the Padma river using Kathalbari-Shimulia ferry route on that day.

According to a report published in different national dailies, Titash Ghosh, a sixth grader who was in an ambulance on a ferry died on Sunday as the authorities allegedly delayed the departure of a ferry at Kathalbari jetty in Madaripur for Abdus Sabur Mondol, an additional secretary to the shipping ministry.

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