Dhaka, Jan 21 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has granted a four-week bail to a newspaper editor over the death of a student, who was electrocuted during an event organised by the daily in the victim’s school premises.
‘Prothom Alo’ editor Matiur Rahman will have to surrender to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court at the end of the bail period, where the magistrate court will consider any further appeal for bail, reports bdnews24.
Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq issued the order on Monday following the hearing of bail appeals by six people, including Rahman.
The victim Rahat, 15, a class nine student, received an electric shock from a power generator set up behind a stage erected for ‘Ki Ananda’ — an event organised by Kishor Alo, the magazine published by Prothom Alo.
Rahat’s father Md Mujibur Rahman filed a case with Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on November 6, 2016 alleging that negligence on part of the organisers caused his son’s death.
Mujibur had earlier filed a case of unnatural death over the incident on November 1 and the court ordered the police to complete the investigation into both complaints by December 1.