A Dhaka court on Thursday granted bail to five people, including Anisul Hoque, associate editor of Prothom Alo, in a case filed over the death of Nayeemul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College, from electrocution.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim passed the order after hearing a bail petition filed by their lawyer.Earlier, the five accused surrendered before the court today, said their lawyer Ehsanul Haque Somaji.
The four other accused are Kabir Bakul, head of event and activation of Prothom ALo, Mahitul Alam Pavel, senior sub-editor of Kishore Alo and two executives Shah Paran Tushar and Shuvashish Pramanik.
The court on Wednesday ordered the authorities concerned to confiscate the property of the five people.
Nayeemul Abrar, a ninth grader, 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 November 1 last.
Victim’s father, Mujibur Rahman, filed the case against 10 people, including Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman, with the Dhaka court on November 6 last.
On January 16, the court issued a warrant for the arrest of Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman, Anisul Hoque and seven other people in connection with the case.
Matiur Rahman and four others secured bail in the case.