Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order in presence of the accused
A Dhaka court on Sunday transferred a case lodged over the death of Dhaka Residential Model College student Naimul Abrar Rahat, against 10 people including the editor of daily Prothom Alo Motiur Rahman, as it is ready for holding trial.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order in presence of the accused.
The other nine accused are, Editor of Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, Anisul Hoque, Prothom Alo Senior Sub-Editor Mohitul Alam, Head of Event and Activation Kabir Bakul, Executives Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik and Jasim Uddin, Mosharraf Hossain, Sujon and Kamrul Hawlader, who were in charge of providing electricity supply for the function.
The court on September 3 granted bail to Anisul Hoque, Mohitul Alam, Kabir Bakul, Shah Paran Tushar, and Shuvashish Pramanik in the case. It came up with the order as the accused surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail in the case.
The court had come up with that order a day after it directed the authorities concerned to attach the properties of those five accused.
On November 1 last year, ninth-grader Nayeemul Abrar Rahat died after being electrocuted behind the stage at an event organized by the Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, at Dhaka Residential Model College.
Later, the student was taken to the Universal Medical College Hospital in Mohakhali where doctors declared him dead.
On November 6, 2019, the victim’s father Mujibur Rahman filed a case with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court accusing Kishor Alo Editor Anisul and others for his son’s death.
Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman is one of the accused and is currently on bail.
On January 16, Inspector Abdul Alim of Mohammadpur police station submitted an investigation report accusing 10 people of negligence which led to the death.