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AIUDF extends Rs 1 lakh to Pegu�s kin

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, June 14 - AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal announced Rs 1 lakh as assistance to the family of Rituparna Pegu, who was killed in broad daylight at Noonmati here on Friday.

Ajmal demanded a fast-track trial and stringent punishment to the murderers.

Theatre body condemns killing: Meanwhile, the Indian People�s Theatre Association (IPTA) has condemned Pegu�s brutal murder and demanded stringent punishment to the killers. The Association also expressed concern over the rising number of incidents of lynching and killing of Assamese people in the State.

�We urge the government to provide compensation to the victim�s family. We want strict punishment to the murderers. It is also extremely unfortunate that some political leaders are trying to give the incident a religious angle.

�We appeal to the government to maintain law and order in the State by punishing all the criminals,� general secretary of IPTA Bipul Talukdar stated.

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