Rifat’s wife being interrogated

Rifat’s wife being interrogated

Police are interrogating Aysha Siddika Minni in connection with a case filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, who was hacked to death in broad daylight in Barguna.

She was taken to Barguna Police Lines around 10:00am for recording her statement over the murder, Maruf Hossain, superintendent of police (SP) of the district, told our Patuakhali correspondent.

She was being interrogated till 1:15pm when the report was filed.

Minni is being interrogated three days after her father-in-law brought allegation that she had a hand in the murder.

On July 13, Abdul Halim Dulal Sharif, father of Rifat Sharif, demanded the immediate arrest of his daughter-in-law Minni.

Rifat Sharif, 25, an internet service provider, was attacked and killed by two youths and some others with sharp weapons in front of Barguna Government College in front of his wife on June 26.

A video clip of the barbaric attack, probably captured on a mobile phone, went viral on social media triggering public outrage, with many condemning the bystanders for not coming forward to save Rifat. His wife Ayesha alone desperately tried to save her husband from the attackers but in vain.

Later at night, the victim’s father filed the murder case with Barguna Sadar Police Station, accusing 12 people including prime suspects Nayan and Rifat Farazi. Of them, Nayan was killed in a “gunfight” and Rifat Farazi was arrested later.