13 July 2020

Rifat murder: His wife Minni put on 5-day remand


A court in Barguna today placed Aysha Siddika Minni, who was arrested on Tuesday night, on a 5-day remand for her suspected involvement in the killing of husband Rifat Sharif.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Md Sirajul Islam passed the order after investigation officer Humayun Kabir produced her before the court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation, reports UNB.

Claiming herself innocent Minni told the court that she is a victim of conspiracy and she was threatened by the accused several times. She also sought justice for her husband.

Earlier, Minni was arrested on Wednesday night after nearly 12 hours of interrogation.

In a statement, police super of Barugna Maruf Hossain said the interrogation of the investigation officer and analysis of information appeared to show her involvement in the murder.

Rifat was killed in a broad daylight attack in front of Barguna Government College on June 26 as Minni appeared to be trying to protect her husband.

Dulal Sharif, Rifat's father, later alleged that his daughter-in-law had a part in the murder and demanded her arrest.

The locals supported Dulal's claims as they formed a human chain on July 14 demanding her arrest.

Minni rejected the allegation and described it as propaganda to protect the killers.

Police have so far arrested 14 people in connection with Rifat's murder.

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