Aysha Siddiqa Minni, the wife of Barguna’s slain Rifat Sharif, has confessed to her involvement in the murder, said Barguna Superintendent of Police (SP) Maruf Hossain.
“During the interrogation in remand and initial quizzing, Minni confessed to her involvement to the murder of Riaft Sharif,” SP Maruf Hossain told at the media briefing on Thursday (Jul 18).
“Minni has been in contact with the killers from the very beginning. She also took part in planning the murder,” he said.
He added that she did everything from planning to meeting the attackers prior to the killing.
Responding to queries on whether any of the suspects in custody stated Minni’s involvement, he said, “More than one suspect said that Minni was involved.”
A group of assailants stabbed Rifat Sharif to death in front of his wife outside Barguna Government College on the morning of Jun 26.
A video of the attack later went viral on the internet, which sparked outrage throughout the country. Two men were seen hacking Rifat with sharp weapons as his Minni desperately tried to save him.
Rifat was taken to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
In the same day, the victim’s father, Dulal Sharif, started a case against 12 people, including key suspects Sabbir Ahmed Nayan alias Nayan Bond and Rifat Farazi.