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2020-01-16 21:42:02 BdST

Abrar Death: Court orders arrest of Prothom Alo editor, 9 others


A court here on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman and deputy editor Anisul Hoque in a case filed over the death of Dhaka Residential Model College student Nayeemul Abrar Rahat from electrocution.

Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Kaisarul Islam passed the order after hearing a report submitted by investigation officer Abdul Alim, also officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station.

The IO submitted the report under section 304(A) of the Penal Code.

Victim's father Mujibur Rahman filed the case with Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate's court on November 6.

Ninth grader Nayeemul Abrar died after being electrocuted behind the stage at an event organised by Kishor Alo, a publication of Prothom Alo, at Dhaka Residential Model College on October 25 last.

In the case, Mujibur Rahman alleged that the organisers had negligence in ensuring safety regarding electronic wares at the venue, which cost the life of his son.

He also alleged that Abrar was taken to Universal Medical College Hospital at Mohakhali although Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital was close to the programme venue. He accused Kishore Alo and school authorities of concealing the information of Abrar’s death and continuing the programme despite the tragic incident.

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