Dhaka, February 2 (The Daily Star): Nur Hossain Patwary, Chairman of the Haimchar Upazila Parishad in Chandpur, Bangladesh, has been sued for walking on a “human bridge” made up of the students of the Nilkamal Osmania High School in Haimchar on January 30.
The event occurred during the school’s sports day in which Patwary, a local political leader, was the chief guest.
Ali Ahmed, guardian of a student who was part of the “human bridge”, sued four others besides Patwary. They are: Nilkamal Osmania High School’s managing body President Humayun Patwary, committee members Mansur Ahmad and Abul Bashar, and Principal Mosharraf Hossain.
Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Haimchar Police Station, said the case against the five persons alleged “cruelty against children.”
A picture of the smiling politico walking over a “human bridge” formed by students of the school went viral on social media, drawing outrage and criticism.
(The featured picture shows politico Nur Hossain Patwary gleefully walking over a human bridge of school students)