Rifat murder: Three convicts shifted to Barishal jail

Three young men, who were sentenced to death for killing Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, were shifted to Barishal jail on Friday.

Md Shahe Alam, Jailer of Barishal Central Jail, said they were transferred here due to a lack of space in Barguna jail.

The convicts are — Al Kaiyum alias Rabbi Akan, Rezowan Ali Khan Hridoy alias Tiktok Hridoy, and Md Hasan.

Meanwhile, another convict, Rifat’s wife Ayesha Siddique Minni, was shifted to Kashimpur Jail on Thursday.

On Sept 30, Minni and five others were sentenced to death for killing him in broad daylight last year. Four others were acquitted.

On Tuesday, 11 juveniles were sentenced to different jail terms in the case. The court sentenced six of them to 10 years in jail, four to five years and one to three years’ imprisonment.

The court acquitted three others as charges brought against them could not be proven.

According to the prosecution, Rifat, 22, son of Dulal Sharif, was hacked to death in Barguna district town on June 26 last year.

He was attacked near the main gate of Barguna Government College. Surveillance camera footage showed his wife Minni apparently trying to save him.

Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father. Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16 last year and made an accused.

Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, the main accused, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police on July 2.

Source: United News of Bangladesh