A Barguna tribunal has fixed on September 30 to hand down the verdict 10 adult accused in the case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif.
Judge Md Asaduzzaman fixed the date on Wednesday (September 16), after hearing the arguments of both sides.
The 10 accused are- Rifat’s wife Aysha Siddika Minni, Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, Al Kaiyum alias Akon, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy, Md Hasan, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, Md Sagor and Kamrul Islam Saimun. Among 10 accused Md. Musa escaped.
Rifat (22) was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26 last year while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers.
Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father.
The young man’s wife, Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16 year and made an accused in the case.
The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2 last year.
The High Court on August 29, 2019 granted bail to Minni on condition that she would remain in her father’s custody and refrain from talking to the media.
On September 2 last year, Md Humayun Kabir, an investigation officer of the case, submitted charge-sheet against 24 accused, including 14 underage ones.