A businessman in South Tyneside has helped to empower a grief-stricken Bangladeshi family.
Lalon Amin from Law Top, South Shields, is the North East ambassador for the CAP (community against poverty) Foundation
After learning that 13–year–old Sheikh Rajon, was beaten to death in Sylhet, Mr Amin set up an online fundraising page .
A post-mortem examination concluded the youngster’s death in July was caused by a brain haemorrhage and found more than 60 wounds on his body,
The cash was used to buy Sheikh’s dad Shiekh Azizur Rahman a taxi.
Mr Amin, a father-of-two, said: “I started the fundraising campaign after learning of Shiekh’s horrific death, which was filmed and went viral on the Internet.
I am just delighted that we could help.Lalon Amin
“His family were poor, with his father working for a taxi company. We decided to buy Mr Rahman a taxi with the donations so he could support his family.”
The CAP Foundation is an UK-based international relief and charity organisation, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the least fortunate within the Asia.
Mr Rahman said: “I am very grateful to revive this kind donation from the CAP Foundation, this will help me provide my family a better life. I am overwhelmed with the support my family has received during this tragic time.”
Mr Amin, who was unable to had over the gift in person due to commitments, added: “I am just delighted that we could help this family become self-sustainable and it will empower them.”
One man has been arrested following Sheikh’s death and another has been detained.