Use DNA test to identify 25 more Tazreen victims: HCNew Age Online
The High Court on Monday directed the police to arrange collection of DNA samples of family members of 25 dead workers who could not be identified.
Names of 25 workers, not included in the official confirmed list of 111 workers who died in the Tazreen Fashions fire in November 2012, had been supplied to the High Court by anthropologists who had earlier petitioned the court to take action against government authorities for their failure to prosecute Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain.
A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain also directed the Health Directorate’s director-general to shift Tazreen fire victim Sumaya to Dhaka Medical College Hospital from United Hospital in the capital in 72 hours.
Different newspapers reported that Sumaya suffered from cancer and she is undergoing treatment at the cost of money collected by three anthropologists and their friends.
In May, the bench considered the public interest litigation writ petition regarding prosecution of Tazreen owner and adequate compensation to victims.
The bench on Monday passed the order after the police had submitted a report to the court stating that bodies of 58 dead workers could be identified and 53 more buried as unclaimed. Of the 53 unclaimed bodies, 37 were identified through DNA testing and 16 are still unidentified, said the police.
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