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Wed, Jan 08, 2020 4:04

Rifat murder case trial begins

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A Barguna court on Wednesday began the trial of Rifat Sharif murder case after framing charges against 14 accused.

A Barguna court on Wednesday began the trial of Rifat Sharif murder case after framing charges against 14 accused.

Md Hafizur Rahman, judge of Barguna Juvenile Court, set January 13 for next hearing after framing the charges against underage accused in the case.

Rifat, 25, an internet service provider by profession, was hacked by some youths in front of Barguna Government College in broad daylight on June 26. Later that day, he died of his injuries at Barishal Medical College and Hospital.

The victim’s father filed the murder case with Barguna Sadar Police Station on the same day.

On September 2, 2019 investigation officer Md Humayun Kabir, an inspector at Barguna Sadar police station, filed two charge sheets with the Barguna Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court in the Rifat Sharif murder case, accusing 24 people, including Rifat’s wife, Ayesha Siddiqua Minni.

Of the 24 accused, 10 were adults and the rest were minors.

Ten adults accused are Rakibul Hasan alias Rifat Faraji,23, Al Kaiyum alias Rabbi Akan, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy, alias Tiktok Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19, Md Musa, 22, Ayesha Siddika Minni, 19, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagar, 19, and Kamrul Hasan Saymun, 21.

Minors accused are Rashidul Hasan Rishan alias Rishan Faraji, 17, Md Rakibul Hasan Rifat Hawlader, 15, Abu Abdullah alias Raihan, 16, Md Oliullah alias Oli, 16, Joy Chandra Sarker alias Chandan, 17, Md Naim, 17, Md Tanvir Hossain, 17, Md Nazmul Hasan, 14, Md Rakibul Hasan Niamat, 15, Md Saiyed Maruf Billah alias Mohibullah, 17, Maruf Mallik, 17, Prince Molla,15, Ratul Shikdar Joy, 16, and Md Aryan Hossain Srabon, 16.