A Dhaka court yesterday fixed March 9 for next hearing of the case filed against Prothom Alo Editor and Publisher Matiur Rahman over the death of college student Naimul Abrar Rahat.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order when the editor along with five of his lawyers -- including Ehsanul Haque Samaji -- was present.
On February 17, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (in-charge) Md Kaisarul Islam granted him bail upon a bond of Tk 2,000 with two guarantors after Matiur surrendered before the court.
Earlier on January 20, the High Court granted him bail for four weeks and directed him to appear before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka on completion of the bail period.
Abrar, a ninth-grader of Dhaka Residential Model College, was electrocuted during the anniversary celebration of a magazine of Prothom Alo on November 1 last year.