Security has been beefed up in Barguna town ahead of the verdict in Rifat Sharif murder case today.
Additional police personnel have been deployed in and around the court premises while a number of check-post were set up at different points.The movement of pedestrians around the court is also being restricted.
Rifat’s wife Aysha Siddika Minni went to the court around 9:00 am.
On September 16, District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman fixed September 30 for delivering verdict in the murder case.
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).