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Rifat murder: Another suspect arrested

  • Published at 12:25 pm July 18th, 2019
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Police presents accused Rishan Farazi befor media, arrested from Barguna on Thursday, July 18, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Police are yet to reveal details of the arrest

Police have arrest another suspect in the case filed over the murder of Rifat Sharif, who was hacked to death in broad daylight in Barguna last month.

Accused Rishan Farazi was arrested from the district around 10:05am on Thursday, Barguna police Superintendent Maruf Hossain said during a press conference at his office around 11:30am.

He added that a police team led by Barguna police Additional Superintendent Shahjahan Hossain conducted a drive and arrested Rishan. However, he declined to disclose further details on the drive itself for the sake of investigation.

Rishan Farazi is the younger brother of another suspect in the same murder case, Rifat Farazi, who has also been arrested.

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In the press conference, Superintendent Maruf said: “To date, we have arrested 15 accused, including key witness Minni, who is victim Rifat’s wife. Furthermore, prime suspect Nayan Bond died in a gunfight with police on July 2.”

He further said: “Among the arrested suspects, ten have given statements confessing to their involvement in Rifat’s murder. A further four suspects have been placed on remand.”

Responding to a question, the police official said Rishan will be produced before court within 24 hours.

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On Tuesday, A Barguna court placed Ayesha Siddiqua Minni, wife of murdered Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, on five day remand.

Earlier that day, police detained Minni from her father's residence at the Nayakata Maitya area in the district town for questioning. After a long interrogation, she was arrested around 9pm as ‘initial evidence’ pointed to her involvement in the murder.

Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death in front of his wife Minni, by criminals in broad daylight, in the district town on June 26. Police also have CCTV footage of the incident.

Rifat’s father filed a murder case with Barguna police station against 12 named and five or six unknown attackers.