Assam CM Sonowal announces CID probe into Rituparna Pegu’s murder


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into the brutal killing of Rituparana Pegu in broad daylight at Noonmati in Guwahati on Friday.

Rituparana was killed by a group of five people at a shop over a minor argument.

Assam Police has already arrested five accused for their involvement into the killing of the youth.

The brutal murder has sparked outrage across the State.

Several Mising organisations and local people took to the street in Noonmati area to protest against the horrific murder and demanded justice for Rituparana Pegu.

The protesters gheraoed Noonmati Police Station and demanded strict punishment of the culprits.

“We demand capital punishment for the murderers. They should be hanged till death,” said a man.

“We demand stringent punishment for this murder. The case should be tried in a fast-track court. He left behind his wife and seven-year-old baby. The government should give them adequate compensation. The license of the shop should be cancelled,” said a protesting man.