Barguna, July 14 (UNB) – Alleging that she had a part to the gruesome murder of her husband Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death in front of her, locals here on Sunday demanded the arrest of Aysha Siddika Minni.
The demand was made from a human chain formed on the Barguna Press Club premises in the morning.
However, Minni dismissed the allegation and described it as propaganda to protect the killers.
Huge people, including Rifat’s father Dulal Sharif, took part in the human-chain programme held around 10am.
Speakers alleged that Minni was involved in the killing of her husband Rifat.
On Saturday night, Dulal Sharif at a press conference demanded the arrest of Minni to investigate whether she had colluded with the killers.
He alleged that Minni concealed the matter that she was previously married to Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, the prime accused who was killed in a reported gunfight with police on July 2. She used to visit Nayon’s house frequently.
Besides, instead of trying to protect Rifat on the day, she was busy with herself and even ‘helped the killers’, according to Dulal.
Soon after the human chain, Minni arranged a press conference at her father’s house around 12 noon when she claimed that propaganda was being spread against her to protect the murderers. “My father-in-law (Dulal Sharif) is sick and he has no balance.”
She alleged that a vested group has been out to implicate her in the case through misguiding her father-in-law so that the accused get released.
About the claim that she had previously married to Nayon Bond, Minni refuted it, saying, “Why hadn’t Nayon stood in my way when I married Rifat if I had earlier married him?”
Police have so far arrested 13 people in connection with the Rifat murder. Seven of them have confessed to their involvement in the murder.
A video clip the murder captured in a surveillance camera went viral on social media. It showed criminals hacking Rifat Sharif brutally in broad daylight in front of Barguna Govt College while his wife Minni was trying to save him.
Rifat was sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal where he died.
Dulal Sharif, the father of Rifat, filed a case against 12 people.
Chandpur, July 14 (UNB) - A husband is said to have committed suicide after stabbing his wife to death during a dispute at Gulisha village under Sadar upazila of Chandpur on Sunday.
The couple were identified as Khorshed Alam Patwary, 60, of Balia union of Sadar upazila and his wife Baby Begum, 45, of Faridganj upazila.
Baby’s brother Mofizul Islam said that on information from Chandpur Govt General Hospital about Khorshed’s death, they went to the couple’s home to learn more, only to find it locked from outside. “We saw Baby’s body lying in a pool of blood inside the house,” he added.
Chandpur Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Nasim Uddin said that on information, police recovered Baby’s body from the house and took Khorshed’s body from Chandpur Govt General Hospital to the station.
Khorshed jumped under a Chandpur-Chattogram bound train at Mission Road area in the town. A hammer and screw driver were found from the spot, he added.
The whole incident is under investigation, the OC added.
SI Abdur Rob said that primarily they deduce the incident occurred over a marital dispute. There was no-one else in the house after their three daughters were married off.
Lalmonirhat, July 14 (UNB)-A woman was killed and over 500 houses were damaged as a tornado lashed four unions under Patgram upazila here on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Aleza Begum, 50, wife of Ibrahim Hossin of Shoulmari village of the upazila.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abdul Karim said the tornado hit Dohogram union of the upazila first and then swept over Patgram, Burimari, Srirampur unions, leaving the woman dead and many other villagers injured.
The injured were admitted to Patgram Upazila Health Complex.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Ahsan Habib said that they have instructed the UNOs to collect information about the damages.
“We are taking necessary steps to help the victims,” he added.
Cumilla, July 14 (UNB)— About 170 women and children were raped in the district between January and June this year.
In January, 21 women and children were raped. The number was 29 in February, 26 in March, 27 in April, 32 in May and 35 in June, according to reports of the register book of forensic medicine department of Comilla Medical College Hospital.
An official of the forensic medicine department said they have to examine the rape and murder incidents almost every day.
The youngest victim was three-year-old. But most of the victims were aged between 15 and 20 years.