Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Aysha Siddika Minni, wife of Rifat Sharif, filed a petition with the High Court on Monday seeking bail in a case filed over the killing of her husband.
An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman fixed Tuesday (tomorrow) for hearing on the petition.
Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, filed the petition with the HC bench concerned in the morning.
Four lawyers including Advocate ZI Khan Panna and Ainun Nahar Siddiqua stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Rezaul Karim represented the state.
Rifat Sharif, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26. Minni appeared to be trying to protect him during the attack.
Police have so far arrested 16 people over the murder. Besides, main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
Police arrested Minni on July 16 over the murder of her husband and was denied bail several times. She reportedly confessed to her involvement in the murder before the court on July 19, two days after her arrest.
On July 31, Minni filed a petition with a Barguna court seeking withdrawal of her confessional statement over the murder.