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Death of Preeti Urang: Journo, wife denied bail

  • Earlier, placed on four days remand
  • Case filed over death due to negligence
Update : 20 Feb 2024, 07:29 PM

A Dhaka court has rejected the bail application of Daily Star Executive Editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque and his wife, Tania Khandaker, in a case filed over the death of Preeti Urang due to negligence.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Farah Diba Chanda passed the order after the hearing on Tuesday afternoon.

During the hearing, defence lawyers Ehsanul Haque Somaji and Ashraful Alam stood for the accused. After hearing both sides, the court issued an order rejecting their bail application.

Helal Uddin, sub-inspector of Mohammadpur police station’s general registration branch, confirmed the information.

On February 13, a Dhaka court placed the accused on four-day remand. Following the remand, they were sent to jail on February 18.

On February 7, the court sent the couple to jail after rejecting their remand and bail petitions.

The court asked police to interrogate them in jail gate for three days.

Fifteen-year-old Preeti Urang, daughter of Moulvibazar’s Lokesh Urang, used to work as a domestic help at the flat of Ashfaqul in the capital’s Mohammadpur and she died falling from the flat on February 6.

Preeti had been working at the house of Ashfaqul for two years.

Preeti’s father Lokesh Urang filed a case under 304(A) of Penal Code after her death.

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