GATINEAU, Que. -- A girl who is not yet two months old died in an Ottawa hospital on Friday after allegedly being shaken by her father.

The 25-year-old Quebec man was charged with aggravated assault when he appeared in a courtroom Thursday in Gatineau, Que.

He was arrested on Wednesday in Thurso shortly after the girl was taken to hospital.  The Surete du Quebec says it is too early to say whether new charges will be laid.

An autopsy to determine cause of death will be performed early next week.

The Crown opposed releasing the father and he will remain behind bars at least until the case resumes Monday.

His lawyer says his client has no criminal past.