Murder of Rituparna Pegu sparks outrage in Guwahati


GUWAHATI: People of Guwahati took to the streets demanding justice for Rituparna Pegu who was mercilessly murdered yesterday in Noonmati area. Pegu was reportedly stabbed over a petty argument by one Hussain Ali.

People in thousands gathered in front of Arman Home Furnishing in Noonmati area of the city. The youth Rituparna Pegu entered in an argument with Hussain Ali, who stabbed him in the back. Pegu was then rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. They also protested outside the Noonmati Police Station.

The entire incident was recorded in CCTV and police has arrested 5 people regarding the incident.

“There should be fast track justice for Rituparna and the murderers should be hanged. We demand the government to take swift action on this sad incident,” said one of the local residents.

“The license of the shop should be immediately cancelled and the person should be booked,” said one Noonmati resident.

Meanwhile, Guwahati Police tweeted, “@GuwahatiPol arrested 5 persons viz. Hussain Ali, Dulal Ali, Ibrahim Ali, Manuwara Khatun & Arman Ali for murder of a 26 yrs old person at Noonmati on 12 Jun 2020. A case vide Noonmati PS C/no. 294/20 u/s 147/148/149/302 IPC registered and investigation is on. @assampolice.”