‘Minni has no major health concerns right now’
Aysha Siddika Minni, who is currently in jail in connection with the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, has no major health concerns, according to doctor.
Dr Habibur Rahman, a medical officer of Barguna Civil Surgeon’s office, said this after conducting health inspection of Minni at the Barguna jail this morning, reports our Jhalakathi correspondent.
“Minni has been suffering from headaches and is having difficulty sleeping at night,” the doctor said.
“Apart from these minor problems, there are no major health concerns for Minni right now,” he also said.
Primary medication has prescribed for Minni, he said, adding that he would follow-up again in three days.
Besides, the doctor has also directed the jail authorities to keep her in bed rest until she recovers fully.
Minni, who was allegedly forced to confess her involvement in the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif, earlier wanted to withdraw her previous statement and submit a new one.
Minni’s lawyer Mahbubul Bari Aslam, also general secretary of Barguna District Lawyers’ Association, made the disclosure after meeting her at Barguna jail on Wednesday.
“I said what police asked me to say. I did not say anything in the confes-sional statement on my own and not a single word of it was true.
“Police forced and tortured me,” Mahmudul Bari Aslam quoted his client Minni as saying.
“I found Minni sick and unable to walk properly. She told me that she had aches all over her body,” said the lawyer, adding, “Minni also complained that she was not able to sleep at night and was psychologically disturbed due to the shock of losing her husband.”
“It is evident that she is in immediate need of psychological and physical treatment,” he said.
To withdraw her previous statement, Minni first needs to apply to the jail authority, after which they would take the necessary action.
Minni’s parents also involved in murder, claims Rifat’s father
Meanwhile, Abdul Halim Dulal Sharif, father of slain Rifat Sharif, today alleged that the parents of Minni were also involved with the murder of Rifat.
“Minni’s parents were also involved with the murder as they hid her previous marriage with the prime accused Sabbir Hossain Nayan, also known as Nayan Bond,” he said at a press conference this noon.
“If they had disclosed this information then Rifat would not have ended up being murdered today,” he said.
He also alleged that three police officials of the Barguna Police Station were also involved with the planning of the murder.
He claimed that the police officials had connection with accused Nayan and Rishan Farazi and also helped to frame a case against Rifat earlier.
Rifat, 25, was hacked to death by a group of men on June 26 in Barguna. A video footage of the murder shows Minni trying to save her husband.
Police have so far arrested 15 suspects, including Minni, over the murder.
The prime accused Sabbir Hossain Nayan, also known as Nayan Bond, was killed in a “gunfight” with police on July 2 in Barguna.
The case took a different turn after Minni’s arrest on July 16, after she was questioned for 13 hours at Barguna Police Lines.
A Barguna court placed her on a five-day remand the next day.
No lawyer represented her at the time, and her father claimed local lawyers did not take the case because they were influenced and threatened by some politicians.
He alleged that his entire family was suffering from insecurity. The education of his two other children was also stopped due to it, he said.