Two more accused have given confessional statements in the Rifat Sharif murder case.
Tiktok Redoy, whose name is present in the first information report or FIR, and Ratul, a school-goer, confessed separately before a Barguna court on Sunday night.
Barguna Senior Judicial Magistrate Sirajul Islam Gazi sent Redoy to jail and Ratul to a reformatory centre in Barishal after recording their statements, said Humayun Kabir, investigation officer of the case.
Redoy and Ratul were on a five-day and a three-day remand respectively before being produced to the court, he added.
With them, the number of people, who have confessed in the case, rises to nine. A total 13 people, including seven FIR named accused, have been arrested in the case so far.
Among them, Rifat Farazi, Rabbi Akon, Arian Srabon, and Saimon are facing remands of different durations, the IO told this paper.
Rabbi, Oli, Tanvir, Chandan, Hasan, Sagor, and Najmul had confessed to their involvement in the killing earlier, he said. “All 13 suspects appeared before the court around 10:00am [yesterday]. The next hearing has been set for July 31.”
The main accused of the case, Noyon Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with police on July 2.
Nayan and his close accomplice Rifat Farazi allegedly attacked 25-year-old Rifat Sharif, an internet service provider, with sharp weapons in front of Barguna Government College on June 26. His wife Aysha Siddika Minni desperately tried in vain to save him.
A video footage of the killing went viral on the social media and sparked outrage among many.
Rifat died at the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal. His father Abdul Halim Dulal Sharif filed a case with the Barguna Police Station against 12 people the same day.