A legal notice was served on Sunday to Prothom Alo, its sister publication Kishor Alo and two government secretaries, asking for Tk 100 million in compensation for the death of student Nayeemul Abrar Rahat at an event of the newspaper.
Rahat, a ninth-grade student of Dhaka Residential Model School and College (RMSC), was electrocuted at an event of Kishor Alo, youth magazine of Prothom Alo, on Friday. Supreme Court lawyer Md Fayez Ullah sent the legal notice on behalf of Obaid Ahmed, an alumnus of the educational institution.Rahat was electrocuted when he came in contact with a power generator set up behind the stage of the event on the school premises. Aggrieved students and classmates blamed 'mismanagement' for Abrar Rahat’s death.
In the notice, the editors of Prothom Alo and Kishor Alo along with the information and education secretaries have been held responsible for the incident.