Rifat, 22, was mercilessly hacked on June 26 in 2019 by a group of individuals in broad daylight in Barguna town
A Barguna juvenile court on Sunday recorded the statement of the investigation officer (IO) in the Rifat Sharif murder case.
Md Hafizur Rahman, judge of the Barguna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal recorded the statement of IO Humayun Kabir at around 11am, against 14 juveniles accused in the murder case.
Public Prosecutor Mostafizur Rahman Babul said: “The investigation officer gave a statement before juvenile court. With this, a total of 76 witnesses have given statements in the murder case so far.
All the accused were present in court, he added.Rifat, 22, was mercilessly hacked on June 26 in 2019 by a group of individuals in broad daylight in Barguna town, even as his wife Ayesha Siddiqua Minni tried to save him.
He died from his injuries at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital later in the evening.
The next day, Rifat's father filed a case of murder at Sadar police station.
Police submitted two separate charge sheets against Minni and 23 others, including 10 adults and 14 minors, on September 1.
On January 8, 2020, Judge Md Hafizur Rahman framed charges against 14 accused juveniles, after concluding the hearing of defense and prosecution lawyers.
Slain Rifat Sharif’s wife Ayesha Siddika Minni is now on bail.