Assam: Two accused in Sanatan Deka murder arrested


GUWAHATI: Two prime accused in the killing of Sanatan Deka, a vegetable vendor at Hajo in Kamrup district of Assam have been arrested. The accused have been identified as Faizur Hoque alias Dali and Eyusuf Uddin Ahmed. Police arrested the duo in connection with the case number 480/2020 u/s 120(B)/302 IPC registered at Hajo Police Station.

According to reports, Sanatan Deka, a vegetable vendor from Tetelia area was beaten to death by five men after his bicycle hit their vehicle at Monakuchi, Hajo in Kamrup district. The incident took place on Saturday night.

Sanatan Deka was riding his bicycle when he accidentally hit a vehicle driven by Jalil Ali.

Soon after, Jalil Ali and his friends Faizur Hoque alias Dali, Eyusuf Uddin Ahmed, Firoze Khan and Khabir Ali engaged in an argument with Deka and started beating-up the vendor.

Later seriously-injured Sanatan Deka was taken to a nearby hospital by some local people. However, he succumbed to his injuries.

While police has arrested the two prime accused, the other three accused are still absconding.

The brutal killing of the poor vegetable vendor has sparked outrage across the State. Various organisations including common citizens have been demanding stringent punishment against the culprits.