A court here on Wednesday indicted 14 juveniles accused in a case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif.
Md Hafizur Rahman, judge of the Barguna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, fixed January 13, 14, 15 for next hearing, said Mostafizur Rahman, special public prosecutor of the tribunal.
The accused juveniles who are understood to have been under 18 at the time of the crime are: Rashidul Hasan Rishan alias Rishan Forazi, Rakibul Hasan Rifat Hawlader, Abu Abdullah alias Raihan, Oliullah alias Oli, Joy Chandra Sarker alias Chandan, Md Naim, Tanvir Hossain, Nazmul Hasan, Rakibul Hasan Niamat, Saiyed Maruf Billah alias Mohibullah, Maruf Mallick, Prince Mollah, Ratul Shikder Joy and Arian Hossain Srabon.
Meanwhile, district and session judge Md Asanuzzaman took the testimony of Dulal Sharif, father of Rifat Sharif today.
Prosecutor’s lawyer filed a petition seeking cancellation of Rifat’s wife Minni’s High Court bail bringing allegation that Minni threatened two witnesses.
Assistant public prosecutor Sanjib Das said that on January 4, five people including Minni went to the house of two witnesses Jakaria Babu and Harun and issued threats to them.
Earlier on January 1, the court indicted Aysha Siddika Minni and nine adult accused in the case.
The other nine indicted accused are Rakibul Hasan Rifat Farazi, 23, Al Kaiyum alias Akon, 21, Mohaiminul Islam Sifat, 19, Rezwan Ali Khan Hridoy, 22, Md Hasan, 19, Md Musa, 22, Rafiul Islam Rabbi, 20, Md Sagor, 19, Kamrul Islam Saimun, 21. Among them, Musa remain absconding.
Rifat, 22, was attacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Government College on June 26 last while his wife Minni appeared to be trying to protect him from the attackers.
Twenty-four people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat’s father. The young man’s wife, Minni, initially named as a witness, was later arrested on July 16, and made an accused in the case.
The main accused, Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2.
The High Court on August 29 granted bail to Minni on condition that she would remain in her father’s custody and refrain from talking to the media.
On September 2, Md Humayun Kabir, investigation officer of the case, submitted chargesheet against 24 accused.