Another Tazreen Victim Dies – Amena Begum is no more

After suffering from serious wounds as a result of the Tazreen inferno on 24 November 2012, Amena begum succumbed to her injuries at around 8 in the evening of 12 August 2014.

Amena Begum

Amena Begum

Amena’s murder is due to gross negligence by the owner of Tazreen Fashions (Tuba Group) Mr. Delwar Hossain who is currently roaming free on bail which he received from the High Court during the Tuba Group uprising recently.

As soon as her body arrived in Nishchintapur, Savar, where her husband waited to bid her farewell with several trade unionists and locals, the Police arrived and restricted her body to be taken out of the ambulance. Later, her dead-body was taken to her hometown in Lalmonirhat, the northernmost district of Bangladesh, for a quick funeral and burial.

Trade Unionists and rights bodies doubt that her body was restricted from being taken out of Nischintapur, Savar (near the Tazreen Fashion itself) to prevent any burst of emotion or any reaction which would cause an uproar among family, relatives, friends and sympathizers of workers and worker rights in that area and across the country.

The death of Amena Begum now makes the death toll of Tazreen Fashion Fire stand at 125. Workers of Tazreen are yet to get their full compensation by the government of brands which were making their products in that factory.

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