Minni appeals seeking acquittal from death penalty

Sun Online Desk

6th October, 2020 05:16:24 printer

Minni appeals seeking acquittal from death penalty

Ayesha Siddika Minni, who was sentenced to death in the Rifat Sharif murder case, has appealed to the High Court seeking her acquittal.

“The appeal was filed around 3:00 pm on Tuesday,” Minni's lawyer ZI Khan Panna confirmed the matter to media.

The death reference of the six convicts including Minni in the sensational Rifat Sharif murder case has reached the High Court. 

Jahangir Alam Piku, an official at the Barguna Sessions and District Judges Court, brought the documents including the death reference to the High Court on Sunday.  

Earlier on September 30, Barguna court handed down the death sentence to six people including Minni, wife of murdered youth Rifat Sharif, in the murder case. Besides, four others were acquitted. 

The death convicts are — the victim’s wife Ayesha Siddika Minni, Rakibul Hasan Rifat Faraji, Al Qayyum alias Rabbi Akon, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy alias Tiktak Hridoy and Md Hasan. 

Those who have been acquitted are — Rafiul Islam Rabbi, Md Sagar, Kamrul Islam Saimun, Md Musa.  

Rifat, 22, son of Dulal Sharif, was hacked to death in broad daylight in the district town on June 26 last year.

On January 1, this year, the court started the trial through indicting 10 accused, including Rifat’s wife Ayesha Siddika Minni, in the case.