Prothom Alo editor booked over Rahat’s death

DHAKA A case was filed today against Motiur Rahman,

editor and publisher of the daily Prothom Alo, over the death of Nayeemul

Abrar Rahat at a programme organised by the daily.

Rahat's father Md Mojibur Rahman filed the case with the court of Dhaka

additional metropolitan magistrate Aminul Haque this afternoon.

The court has asked to exhume the body of Rahat from the grave and conduct

autopsy to probe the case alongside the earlier case of unnatural death and

ordered Mohammadpur Police Station to submit probe report on December 1,

plaintiff's lawyer Omar Faruk Asif said.

Rahat, 15, a student of class-nine of Dhaka Residential Model College, died

after getting electrocuted at a programme titled Ki Ananda, a function of

the daily Prothom Alo's magazine for juveniles Kishor Alo, on November 1.

Rahat's father, in his plea, accused the death of his son was caused by the

negligence of the organisers.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)