বুধবার, ২১ অক্টোবর ২০২০, ০৭:৫৭ পূর্বাহ্ন
The Barguna District and Sessions Judge’s Court on Wednesday sentenced six people, including the victim’s widow Ayesha Siddika Minni, to death for murdering Rifat Sharif in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College on June 26, 2019.
Judge Md Asaduzzaman of the court announced the verdict amid pindrop silence in the courtroom while security was beefed up in and around the court.
The death sentence recipients are Minni, 22, Rakibul Hasan alias Rifat Faraji, 23, Al Kaiyum alias Rabbi Akan, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy alias Tiktok Hridoy, 22, and Md Hasan, 19.
The court additionally fined the convicts Tk 50,000 each.
The court also acquitted four of the accused — Md Musa, 22, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagar, 19, and Kamrul Hasan Saymun, 21, as the allegation against them were not proved.
Acquitted Md Musa faced the trial in absentia as he remained in hiding after the murder and the court recalled its arrest warrant against him.
The court, giving its decision regarding 10 adult accused in the case, said that all the convicts had liberty to appeal against the verdict within seven days.
All but Musa were in the dock and showed no emotion when the verdict was announced, a lawyer present in the court said.
He said that the court found that the murder was committed in a pre-planned manner.
The court found that Rifat Farazi, Rabbi Akan, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat and Tiktok Hridoy stood guard to prevent the victim from fleeing, he said.