POST TIME: 10 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
DRMC student Nayeemul Abrar’s death
Police exhume body for re-examination
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Police exhume body for re-examination

 Police yesterday exhumed the body of Nayeemul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC), who died after being electrocuted during an event on the campus. Confirming the matter, officer in charge (OC) of Mohammadpur police station, GG Biswas said a police team, including investigation officer (IO) Apurba Kumar Barman, went to Abrar’s village in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali district and exhumed his body around 12 noon for re-examination. They then sent the body to the Noakhali General Hospital for an autopsy.

The whole process was monitored by an executive magistrate, Eliyas Risil, upazila nirbahi officer Tina Paul, upazila chairman Alamgir Hossain and OC of Sonaimuri police station Abdus Samad. On November 6, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Aminul Haque had ordered police to exhume the student’s body for re-examination and submit a report on their investigation to the court on December 1.

Also yesterday, the DRMC authorities submitted the report of an internal probe into Abrar’s death to police. “We have handed over a copy of our probe report to police to assist them in their investigation,” DRMC principal Brig Gen Kazi Shamim Ahmed said.

On November 1, Abrar was electrocuted behind the stage set up for “Ki Ananda” programme, which was organised by Kishor Alo, an affiliate publication of national daily Prothom Alo. The organisers had taken the boy to Mohakhali’s Universal Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

Later, police handed over the body to the deceased’s family without an autopsy on their request. Then on November 3, the Supreme Court had taken up for hearing a petition, which demanded that Prothom Alo must pay Tk 10 crore compensation to the bereaved family.

Abrar’s father Mujibur Rahman had also filed a case in Dhaka’s chief metropolitan magistrate’s court against the editor and publisher of Prothom Alo, Matiur Rahman, for his son’s death.