Rifat Murder: Minni among six to walk gallows
Published : Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 at 1:52 PM Count : 445
A Barguna court on Wednesday sentenced six persons, including the victim's wife Ayesha Siddika Minni, to death in sensational Rifat murder case.
Barguna District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman pronounced the judgement in presence of nine accused.
The five condemned convicts are: Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, 23, Al Qaiyum, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy alias Tiktok Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19.
Meanwhile, four accused--Md Musa, 22, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagar, 19, and Kamrul Hasan Saimoon, 21--were acquitted from the case as the charges brought against them could not be proven.
Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by criminals in front of his wife Minni in broad daylight in Barguna district town on June 26, 2019. The incident was caught on surveillance camera.
On July 16, Minni was taken to district police lines for interrogation. Later, she was shown arrested in the case at night.
On September 1, the same year, police submitted investigation report against 24 people. Of them, 10 are adult while 14 are juvenile.
On January 1, 2020, the court framed charges against Minni, who was on bail, and nine other adult accused in the murder case.
The nine accused are: Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, 23, Al Kaiyum, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy alias Tiktok Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19, Md Musa, 22, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagar, 19, and Kamrul Islam Saimun, 21.
Of them, Musa is absconding.
Barguna Juvenile Court Judge Md Hafizur Rahman framed charge against 14 juvenile accused in the murder case on January 8.