A Barguna court on Sunday rejected the bail petition of controversial Aysha Siddika Minni for her alleged involvement in the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Sirajul Islam Gazi rejected her bail plea after a hearing on Sunday.Minni, a student of Barguna Government College, was arrested for her alleged involvement in the plot of murdering her husband. Police claimed she has given a confessional statement in the same court on Friday.
Her father Mozammel Hossain Kishore, however, alleged that she was ‘coerced’ into giving the statement following “torture in police custody”.
Following her arrest on July 17, no lawyer came forward to represent Minni in court.
Later on Sunday, 13 lawyers stood for her in the bail plea. However, Minny was not present in the court for the hearing.
District Bar Association General Secretary Mahbubul Bari Aslam had filed the bail plea on behalf of Minny.
Two lawyers from Ain O Salish Kendra and seven others from Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) have accompanied Aslam during the hearing.The suspects in the Refat Shorif murder case have said in their statements that Minny was involved in the daylight murder of her husband.
The court has denied her bail on the basis of these statements, Aslam told reporters after the hearing.
Refat, 23, died after a group of assailants hacked him after beating him up on College Road in the town on June 26 when he went to pick up his wife from college.
A video of Minny trying to save her husband from the attackers went viral on social media, creating an outrage.