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Nayeemul’s death: Court orders police to exhume body

  • Published at 05:08 pm November 6th, 2019
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File photo: Students protesting over the death of 15-year-old Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) student Nayeemul Abar in font of the college campus on Saturday, November 2, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The court fixed December 1 as the date for submitting the report on the investigation in two cases

A Dhaka court has ordered Mohammadpur police station to exhume the body of Nayeemul Abrar, a ninth-grade student who died from electrocution, for an autopsy and to probe two cases filed over the unnatural death.

Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Aminul Haque gave the orders after Nayeemul’s father filed a case against Bangla daily Prothom Alo Editor Motiur Rahman on Wednesday afternoon.

The court also fixed December 1 as the date for submitting the report on the investigation in both cases.

Nayeemul Abrar, a ninth-grade student of Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC), was electrocuted by live wires of a power generator during a program organized by Kishor Alo on the school premises on Friday.

The plaintiff’s lawyer Omar Faruk Atique told Dhaka tribune that they appealed to the court to exhume Nayeemul’s body for an autopsy as he was buried without one.

DRMC students and teachers protest in front of the institution's main entrance on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneEarlier, police filed an unnatural death case with the Mohammadpur police over Nayeemul’s death.

However, Gopal Gonesh Biswas, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur police station, told Dhaka Tribune he learned from the media that the court has ordered to exhume Abrar’s body.

He also said he did not receive any official order yet in this regard.

On Tuesday, Anisul Hoque, editor of Kishor Alo, the youth supplement of Bangla daily Prothom Alo, was interrogated as to when Nayeemul died, why no one knew about his death, why the police or college authorities were not informed, and why he was not sent to a nearby hospital, according to GG Biswas, Mohammadpur police station OC.

DRMC students launched protests on the school premises on Saturday, blaming mismanagement and negligence on the part of the organizers for Nayeemul's death. They also condemned the continuation of the program even after the student’s death.

They further criticized the organizers for taking the student to Universal Medical College Hospital, instead of the nearby Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital.

Kishor Alo management regrets the death

On a Facebook post, Anisul Hoque expressed deep regret over the death.

He, however, claimed that he was unaware of why Nayeemul was not taken to the nearby National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).

Prothom Alo served legal notice to pay Tk10cr

On Sunday, Supreme Court lawyer Faizullah Foyez sent a legal notice to the editor, and publisher of Prothom Alo, the editor of Kishor Alo, and secretaries to the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Energy.

The notice asked the two editors to pay the compensation to the victim's family, or risk facing legal action for their negligence in relation to the incident.

The compensators have also been directed to provide an explanation regarding the incident within three days of receiving the notice.