A man facing a charge of manslaughter in the death of his infant daughter could soon be out on bail.

Ashiqur Rahman has been in jail since he was charged last summer in relation to the death of his seven-week-old daughter, Aurora Breakthrough. Aurora died at the IWK Health Centre on July 27, 2009.

But the Crown and Rahman’s defense counsel are scheduled to make a joint recommendation during a bail hearing at Nova Scotia Supreme Court tomorrow morning regarding his release.


“I can’t say anything until it’s been said in open court,” Chris Hansen, spokeswoman for the province’s Public Prosecution Services, said of the 9 a.m. court date.

Jane Gomes, the former partner of Rahman, was sentenced to six months probation and counselling in May after pleading guilty in April to the lesser charge of failing to provide the necessities of life to her daughter.

Gomes, a 23-year-old originally from Bangladesh, was originally charged with two counts of manslaughter in Aurora’s death. She spent nine months in jail prior to her release on April 26.
She is expected to testify against Rahman at his trial in February under the terms of her sentencing agreement with the Crown.

A temporary publication ban has been placed on details of the case. The ban will be lifted after the completion of Rahman’s trial.

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