A Dhaka court today granted bail to Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman in a case filed over the death of Dhaka Residential Model College student Nayeemul Abrar Rahat.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Kaysarul Islam granted the bail upon Tk2,000 bond after he appeared before the court.
On January 20, the editor got four-week anticipatory bail from High Court.
Earlier on November 14 last year, a writ petition was filed demanding Tk10 crore in compensation and action against national daily Prothom Alo in connection with the death of Abrar Rahat.
On November 3, a legal notice was served to Matiur Rahman, editor and publisher of Bangla daily Prothom Alo, demanding compensation in this connection.
Nayeemul Abrar 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.
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 event venue.