Rifat murder: Another suspect arrested

Rifat murder: Another suspect arrested

Police have arrested another suspect in the Barguna Rifat Sharif murder case.

Barguna Superintendent of Police (SP) Maruf Hossain confirmed the news of arrest on Wednesday morning.

The arrested was identified as Rifat Faraji, the second accused suspect in the brutal killing.

He, however, refused to disclose the details of the arrest. He said a press briefing will be held later in the day over the arrest.

On June 26, a group of miscreants hacked Rifat Sharif, 22, in broad daylight in front of the Barguna Government College in the district town.

A video clip of the murder, which took place in front of Rifat’s wife Ayesha Siddiqua Minni, quickly went viral and sparked mass outrage across the country.

On Tuesday, the prime suspect of the case, Sabbir Ahmed Nayan alias Nayan Bond, the prime accused in the Rifat Sharif murder case, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Barguna.

The police have, to date, arrested ten suspects over the killing. Five of them are among the 12 people named in a case filed at the Sadar police station by Rifat's father Dulal Sharif. The five others were taken into custody for their suspected involvement in the murder.

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