Rifat murder: Minni’s bail plea hearing on July 30

Sun Online Desk

24th July, 2019 03:08:09 printer

Rifat murder: Minni’s bail plea hearing on July 30

A Barguna court on Tuesday fixed July 30 for hearing the bail petition of Aysha Siddika Minni in a case filed over the killing of her husband Rifat Sharif.

District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman passed the order after Minni's lawyers, Advocate Mahbubul Bari Aslam and Advocate Golam Mostafa Kader, filed the petition.

Mahbubul Bari said they would file another petition seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement as she was forced to issue it.

The senior judicial magistrate's court on Monday dismissed two petitions by Minni regarding withdrawal of her confessional statement and getting treatment at a hospital. The court also directed the jail authorities to treat her inside jail.

On Sunday, the court rejected her bail petition.

Minni, who was arrested on July 16 after nearly 12 hours of interrogation, reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on July 19.

Her father Mozammel Hossain met her in jail on July 20 and alleged that she had been forced to confess and accused a vested group of trying to divert the course of the case.

Rifat Sharif, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26. His wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack that was caught on surveillance camera.

Police have so far arrested 16 people over the murder. Besides, main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.