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Barguna murder: HC seeks info about ‘action’ taken within noon

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:15 PM, 27 June 2019   Updated: 05:28 PM, 27 June 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

The High Court has asked the law enforcing agencies to know what action has been taken at the brutal killing of Rifat Sharif, who was hacked to death with sharp weapon in front of his wife in broad daylight in Barguna. 

The court has also expressed astonishment and shocked at the brutal murder and said it is very shocking that nobody came forward to protect Rifat when he was being attacked.

On Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Barrister ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar has been asked Barguna DC and the SP to inform the High Court about the matter within 2:00 pm. 

On Wednesday (June 26) at around 10:30 am, Shah Neyaz Rifat Sharif was publicly hacked at Barguna Government College area in front of his wife. The video of murder spread on social media Facebook and later created public condemnation. 

In the video, it was seen that two youths hacked Rifat with sharp weapon. During that, Rifa’s wife Ayesha Siddika Minny tried to resist the two youths repeatedly. Some people were seen standing nearby. But no one came forward to help.   

The two youths that were seen in the video of Rifat’s assassination- one is Nayan Bond and another Rifat Farazi, according to witnesses.  

They are involved in hijacking and drug abuse and other misdeeds. They were arrested several times for these incidents. 

Meanwhile, police arrested a youth named Chandan on Wednesday night for the murder of Rifat.  

on Wednesday night, police arrested a young man named Chandan in connection with the murder of Sharif. Barguna Superintendent of Police Maruf Hossain confirmed the matter and said the police drives continue to arrest those involved in the incident. “No one will be exempted.”

“Two months ago, Rifat married Minny, daughter of Kishore of Police Line area. Claiming his former wife, a youth named Nayan of West College Road started teasing and posted offensive images on Facebook. For this, enmity was created between Rifat and Nayan. Due to this, Nayan, Rifat Farazi, Rishan Farazi, and Rabbi Akon hacked Rifat by machete,” said Rifat’s father Dulal Sharif. 

Meanwhile, Rifat’s father filed a murder case against 12 people on Wednesday night. Police arrested Chandan, the fourth accused in the case. However, when and where Chandan was arrested, police did not agree to provide any information for the sake of investigation.