Case against Prothom Alo editor, 9 others over Rahat’s death ready for trial

DHAKA, Sept 20, 2020 (BSS) – A Dhaka court today 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.

Ninth grader Naimul Abrar Rahat died after being electrocuted behind the stage at an event organised by the Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, at Dhaka Residential Model College ground on November 1, 2019.

On November 6, 2019, Naimul’s father Mojibur Rahman filed the case with the court in this connection.



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