The verdict of the sensational Rifat Sharif murder case in Barguna will be delivered today (Wednesday). Judge Md Asaduzzman of Barguna District and Sessions Judge Court has already reached to the court.
The judge set the date after closing arguments of both the persecution and defence in the case on August 23.Security has been beefed up in Barguna town ahead of the verdict in Rifat Sharif murder case today.
Rifat, 22, son of Dulal Sharif, was hacked to death in broad daylight in the district town on June 26 last year.
He was attacked near the main gate of Barguna Government College. Surveillance camera footage showed his wife Minni apparently trying to save him.
Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father. Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16 last year and made an accused.
Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, the main accused, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police on July 2.
On January 1, this year, the court started the trial through indicting 10 accused, including Rifat’s wife Ayesha Siddika Minni, in the case.The other accused are Rakibul Hasan Rifat Faraji (23), Al Kaiyum alias Rabbi Akond (21), Mohiminul Islam Sifat (19), Rejwan Ali Khan alias Tiktok Redoy (22), Hasan (19), Musa (22), Rafiul Islam Rabbi (20), Sagor (19) and Kamrul Islam Saimun (21).
Of the accused, eight are now in jail while Rifat’s wife Minni now on bail and another accused Musa is on the run.
However, the trial of another 14 juveniles accused are running at Barguna Juvenile Court over the same incident.