The family of Krishna Roy, who lost her left leg after being run-over by a bus of Trust Transport Services Co. has sought compensation of Tk2 crore from the company.
Krishna Roy's husband Radhe Shyam sent a legal notice on Sunday to the managing director of Trust Transport Services.
"We have sent a legal notice by post. We could not save her leg, so at least the people responsible for this unbearable loss should be punished and should pay compensation," he told to The Business Standard.
Lawyer Imran Hossain said: "We sought two different compensations -- one crore for family crisis and another one for Krishna Roy's personal losses."
He also said that a copy of the legal notice has been sent to road transport and bridges secretary, home affairs secretary, law, justice and legislative secretary, inspector general of police, BRTA chairman and Dhaka district commissioner respectively.
They have been asked in the notice to pay it to the victim's family as they are also responsible for accidents occurring across Bangladesh.
The lawyer also informed that further legal action will be taken in the next 72 hours if the bus company does not agree to compensate them.
Krishna, the 55-year old Assistant Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transportation Corporation (BIWTC) was on her way to cash her pay-check after lunch around 2pm on Tuesday.
Her left leg below her knee has been amputated. It was just hanging by the skin because the bus driver decided to floor the gas pedal on an empty road.
The elderly lady was in pain and agony. She was first taken to Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital and later shifted to NITOR.
Around 5pm in the afternoon, doctors finally decided to amputate the leg from the knee.