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
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.
“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.