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DRMC students protest Nayeemul’s death

  • Published at 01:57 pm November 6th, 2019
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DRMC students and teachers protest in front of the institution's main entrance on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The protesting students demand the punishment of those responsible for their fellow classmate’s death

The students of Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) have held a human chain to protest and demand justice over their classmate Nayeemul Abrar’s untimely death.

Nayeemul’s fellow classmates arranged a human chain at the DRMC campus on Wednesday 12pm.

Demanding justice for their friend’s death, they also said the law enforcement should punish those who showed negligence in this incident. 

While talking about the protest, DRMC Principal Brig Gen Kazi Shameem Farhad said they provided all kinds of support to Nayeemul’s family.

He said: “We have formed a three member probe committee, and asked it to submit its report within the next seven days.”

As far as I know, the committee already spoke to eyewitnesses, ambulance driver, and Kishor Alo Editor Anisul Hoque, he added.

Teachers and students of DRMC protest against Nayeemul Abrar's death by electrocution at the Kishore Alo event on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

DRMC principal explained their reason for not filing any case: “We are waiting for the decision of the institution’s governing body.”

Regarding Kishor Alo, Shameem informed that they were in-charge of all security issues except for the two main gates. They were monitoring the entrances, and even the DRMC teachers entered the venue with Kishor Alo’s pass. 

“Kishor Alo must take responsibility for this tragic incident. Punishment must be given to those who are responsible for this negligence,” he concluded.

Nayeemul Abrar, a ninth-grade non-residential student of DRMC, was electrocuted by a power generator during a program organized by Kishor Alo, a supplement of Prothom Alo for young readers, on the school premises on Friday.

On Sunday, the High Court served a legal notice to National Daily Prothom Alo, seeking Tk10 crore compensation in this regard.

Moreover, Editor of Kishor Alo Anisul Hoque was interrogated by the police over Nayeemul’s death on Tuesday.