A Barguna court on Wednesday fixed November 28 for framing charges against 10 adult accused in a case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif.
Judge of the District and Session’s Judge Court Md Asaduzzaman passed the order after arguments from the both sides.
The 10 accused are Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, 23, Al Kaiyum alias Akon, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19, Md Musa, 22, Aysha Siddika Minni, 19, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagor, 19, Kamrul Islam Saimun, 21.
Rifat’s wife Minni and eight others accused were present on the dock.
The court also rejected bail pleas of three accused while allowed three others to sit for their Honours examination.
Meanwhile, a tribunal here on Monday fixed January 8 next for the charge-framing hearing against 14 underage accused in the case.
Rifat, 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.
Twenty-four persons were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father. The young man’s wife Minni, who was initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16 and made an accused in the case.
Main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
The High Court on August 29 granted bail to Minni on conditions that she would remain in her father’s custody and refrain from talking to the media.