The High Court (HC) today accepted Ayesha Siddika Minni's appeal which has been filed challenging death penalty, handed down by a Barguna court in her husband Rifat Sharif murder case.
The bench of Justices M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman accepted it on Wednesday. Advocate Z I Khan Panna stood for Minni in the court.
The court at the same time, suspended her fine of Tk50, 000.
Earlier, Minni's lawyer ZI Khan Panna submitted the appeal at the High Court on Tuesday afternoon.
On 30 September, six people including Minni were sentenced to death in the sensational murder case, while four others were acquitted.
On 26 June, 2019, Rifat Sharif, 22, was mercilessly hacked by a group of individuals in broad daylight in Barguna town in front of Minni.
He died from his injuries at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital later in the evening that day.
The next day, Rifat's father filed a murder case with Barguna Sadar police station.