Rifat murder: HC dismisses Minni’s pleas

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Ayesha Siddika Minni (R) and her slain husband Rifat Sharif. Photo: UNBThe High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition of Ayesha Siddika Minni seeking cancellation of trial proceedings against her in a case filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, reports news agency UNB.

The bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and justice SM Mozibur Rahman dismissed the appeal stating that it was not pressed.

Advocate ZI Khan Panna and Makkia Fatema Islam stood for Ayesha Siddika while deputy attorney general FR Khan represented the state at the court.

Fatema said Minni filed an appeal with the HC seeking cancellation of trial proceedings against her in the murder.

Rifat Sharif was hacked to death in broad daylight in Barguna on 26 June last year.

He was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers.

Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father. The young man’s wife, Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on 16 July, and made an accused in the case.

The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on 2 July, 2019.

The High Court on 29 August that year granted bail to Minni on conditions that she would remain in her father’s custody and refrain from talking to media.

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