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Resentment prevails in Dhemaji over youth�s killing in Guwahati

By Correspondent

DHEMAJI, June 13 - Massive resentment prevails in Dhemaji over the recent killing of one Rituparana Pegu (26) in Guwahati on Friday.

Deceased Rituparna, who was a native of Okajan (Silapthat) in Dhemaji district, was stabbed to death with a sharp instrument by a group of five youths belonging to a minority community at Noonmati in broad daylight.

It is said that deceased Pegu had an altercation with Hussain Ali over a chair. Later the person (Hussain Ali) stabbed him in the back with a sharp object, because of which Rituparna collapsed by the roadside.

A pall of gloom descended over Okajan, the deceased native village last evening after the message of his death circulated through the social media. Many student union and community organization leaders have visited the village and assured the victim�s family of help to move for justice.

The youth�s killing in the State capital has evoked a massive reaction among the local people here.

Various organizations including Jonai District Tribal Sangha, Dhemaji district units of All Mising Students� Union (TMPK), Mising Mimak Kebang and Takam Mising Mime Kebang (Woman), Artists Association and others have vehemently condemned the incident, and have opined that murder over such a petty issue is not tolerable for the civil society members.

The people have demanded the law-enforcing authorities to conduct the trial of this case in fast-track court and award exemplary punishment to the accused.

TMPK�s central committee president Raj Kumar Morang, in a statement, said his organization would stage a mass protest in every district headquarter from Monday to pressurize the State government for conducting the trial in a fast-track court and ensure justice to the victim�s family.

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