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Nayeemul Abrar death: Trial of Prothom Alo editor, 8 others begins

A Dhaka court has framed charges against nine people including the editor of daily Prothom Alo Motiur Rahman in a case lodged over the death of Dhaka Residential Model College student Nayeemul Abrar Rahat.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh framed the charges on Thursday morning.
The court also exempted editor of Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom Alo, Anisul Hoque from the charges.

The other nine accused are – 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.

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

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

The court on October 1 had accepted the probe report in the case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim on September 20 transferred the case to this court as it was ready to hold trial.

The court on September 3 granted bail to Anisul Hoque, Mohitul Alam, Kabir Bakul, Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik in the case.