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Death of domestic help: Case report against journo, wife deferred to May 16

  • Sent to prison on February 18
  • Dismissed from position on April 2
Update : 17 Apr 2024, 09:47 PM

A Dhaka court on Wednesday set May 16 as the deadline for the submission of the investigation report in the case against Syed Ashfaqul Haque,  the former executive editor of The Daily Star, and his wife Tania Khondoker filed in connection with negligence in the death of domestic help Preeti Urang.

Wednesday had been fixed for the submission of the report.

However, the investigation officer of the case, Sub-inspector Nazmul Hasan of Mohammadpur Police Outpost, could not submit the report on the day.

As a result, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Nurul Huda Chowdhury's court set May 16 as the next date for the submission of the report.

Sub-inspector Helal Uddin, an officer of the general registration branch at Mohammadpur police station, provided this information.

On February 13, the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate granted a four-day remand for the accused. Subsequently, on February 18, they were sent to prison after the remand.

Earlier, on February 7, the court denied remand for the accused and their bail application, ordering a three-day jail gate interrogation.

The case was filed by Preeti’s father, Lokesh Urang, under Section 304(A) of the Penal Code over her death due to negligence.

According to the case details, Preeti fell from the apartment due to the absence of safety bars on the window of the flat's drawing space. Subsequently, police recovered her body and sent it to the morgue at Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

Syed Ashfaqul Haque, who had been serving as executive editor of The Daily Star, was dismissed from his position by the management of the newspaper on April 2 .

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