A Dhaka Court has granted bail to Prothom Alo Deputy Editor and monthly magazine Kishor Alo Editor Anisul Hoque and four others in a case filed over death of Nayeemul Abrar Rahat.
The other four accused are Kishor Alo assistant editor Mohitul Alam, Prothom Alo's head of event Kabir Bakul, executives: Shuvashish Pramanik and Shah Paran Tusher.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order today.
The court also cancelled yesterday's order that asked to seize the belongings of the accused.
Defense lawyer Ahsanul Haque Samaji and Prasanta Kumar Karmakar confirmed it to The Business Standard.
Nayeemul Abrar, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College was electrocuted during an anniversary programme of Kishor Alo, a supplement of the Prothom Alo for young readers, on the school premises on November 1, 2019.
The 14-year-old boy was taken to the Universal Medical College and Hospital in Mohakhali, 45 minutes after the incident occurred, although the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital was on the opposite side of the venue.
Five days after the death of the ninth-grader Abrar, his father Mujibur Rahman on November 6, 2019, filed the case with the court accusing Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman and unnamed others for causing the death by negligence.
On the same day, the court ordered to exhume the body of Abrar for autopsy.
Simultaneously, the court ordered to merge the new case with the case of unnatural death in the incident, and directed the officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station to submit a report after investigation.