The High Court has issued a rule asking why Tk50 lakh should not be given in compensation to each of the families of the three teenagers killed at the Jashore Child Development Centre.
At the same time, the court also asked why steps should not be taken to address the existing irregularities and problems in the three child development centres of the country.
The High Court bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice Md Mahmud Hasan Talukder issued the rule after a hearing on the writ on Monday.
The home secretary, the social welfare secretary, the director general of the social services department, the Jashore deputy commissioner, the Jashore superintendent of police, and the Jashore Child Development Centre authorities have been asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.
Barrister Sanjid Siddiqui appeared for the writ petition.
Last week, a writ petition was filed seeking a compensation of Tk 50 lakh for each of the three families.
On August 20, a legal notice was sent to pay Tk50 lakh in compensation for the killings of the three teenagers at the Jashore Child Development Centre (Boy). Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Sanjid Siddiqui sent the notice on behalf of the families of the three slain teenagers.
The notice called on the authorities concerned to take steps to address the existing irregularities and problems in the country's three child development centres. Irregularities and problems include overcrowding, food and security issues, and bullying of children in many cases.
On August 13, three teenagers were beaten to death at the Jashore Child Development Centre while 15 others were beaten and injured.
The deceased were identified as Naeem Hossain, 17, son of Nannu Pramanik of Talibpur Purbapara under Shibganj in Bogura, Russell alias Sujan, 18, son of Alhaj Nurul Islam Nuru of Mahipur village in the same district, and Parvez Hasan, 18, son of Roka Miah of Maheshwarpasha West Senpara under Daulatpur in Khulna.