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Death of domestic help: Bail hearing of Daily Star executive editor on March 21

  • Domestic help died falling from flat
  • Case filed over death due to negligence
Update : 14 Mar 2024, 06:04 PM

A Dhaka court has fixed March 21 for the bail hearing of Syed Ashfaqul Haque, executive editor of Daily Star, and his wife Tania Khandaker in a case filed over the death of a domestic help due to negligence.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Assam Jaglul Hossain fixed the date after holding a hearing on Thursday.

On February 13, the Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka granted a four-day remand to the accused.

They were sent to prison after remand 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 at the 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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