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Minny, five others get death over daylight murder of Barguna youth Refat

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A Barguna court has sentenced Aysha Siddika Minny and five others to death in the daylight murder of her husband Refat Shorif in 2019.

District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman delivered the verdict in the closely-watched case amid tight security on Wednesday.
Four other suspects in the case were acquitted by the court.
Of the 24 people formally charged over the grisly murder that sent shockwaves across the country in 2019, 10 have been tried as adults in a regular court.
The 14 other suspects are facing trial in the juvenile court in Barguna.
A large police contingent was deployed to the court premises ahead of the verdict, while traffic in the area was also controlled.
Refat was hacked to death on a Barguna road on Jun 26. A video of Minny's desperate attempts to save her husband went viral on social media.
The following day, Refat’s father Dulal Shorif accused 12 people in the case over the murder.
The case subsequently took a new turn after Dulal accused Minny of having a hand in the killing.
Barguna Sadar Police Inspector Md Humayun Kabir later pressed charges in court against 24 people, including Minny, on Sep 2, 2019.
The arguments of both sides in the case closed on Sept 16.


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