Indictment hearing against Prothom Alo editor, 9 others over Rahat’s death Oct 13

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DHAKA, Oct 1, 2020 (BSS) – A Dhaka court today set October 13 to hold
hearing on charge framing in 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.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh set the date today after
taking the probe report into cognizance, defence counsel Prashant Kumar
Karmakar told BSS.

On September 20, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim transferred
the case as it got ready to hold trial.

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.

On September 3, the court 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.