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The Daily Star dismisses Syed Ashfaqul Haque

Staff Correspondent
02 Apr 2024 20:46:17 | Update: 02 Apr 2024 22:49:16
The Daily Star dismisses Syed Ashfaqul Haque
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Syed Ashfaqul Haque – who is currently in jail in a case filed over the death of 15-year-old Preeti Urang – has been relieved from his position as the executive editor of The Daily Star newspaper.

The Daily Star made the disclosure on Tuesday, after serving a termination notice to Ashfaqul as per the decision of the management.

“Ashfaqul joined the newspaper in 1993 in the sports section and worked as the sports editor, joint news editor, news editor, chief news editor, and finally as its executive editor from 2019 till date,” the notice read. 

Preeti Urang, daughter of Moulvibazar’s Lokesh Urang, worked 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 later filed a case under 304 (Ka) of Penal Code after her death.