Police seek prosecution for death of child hit by cement bag

The police have sought prosecution concerning the case of the Bangladeshi girl who died after a bag of cement fell on top of her in the capital Male last December.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed on Monday revealed that the request for prosecution was made two weeks back.

Eight year old Rawshan Jian died on December 17 after succumbing to her injuries while battling for her life in intensive care at the state run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), after a cement bag fell from a construction site being built by W Construction Pvt. Ltd.

Immediately after the tragic incident, the authorities had enforced a city wide suspension on construction. The incident prompted the City Council to assess and inspect all construction sites in the city. The Council meanwhile suspended all construction permits issued to the local contractor saying that the renowned firm W-Construction did not have the necessary permits to carry out construction on the site in question.
However, suspension has since been lifted after being heavily fined.

In a recent press conference, Rawshan's mother, Dr Farzana Hossain who has been working in Maldives for the past two years said the family had been left in unbearable pain by the sudden death of their beloved daughter.

Dr Farzana pointed out that the tragedy had affected the Maldivian people and shed light on the malpractices of the construction industry.

Farzana said she would return to Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo island and would continue working there until she gets justice for her daughter.