GUWAHATI, June 13 - Student organisation Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK) and the local people gheraoed the Noonmati Police Station today and demanded strict punishment to the culprits involved in the murder of Rituparna Pegu at a shop in Noonmati here yesterday.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed CID to investigate into the incident.
The 24-year-old Pegu was killed in broad daylight by a group of people, including an alleged minor, following an argument that took place at the shop, Arman Home Furnishing, in Noonmati. The whole incident was captured on CCTV.
The brutal murder of Pegu has triggered anger across Assam. �We demand capital punishment to the murderers,� said a member of the TMPK. The protesters also pelted stone at the shop.
It took police around three hours to control the protesters. �We demand stringent punishment to the murderers. The case should be dealt in a fast-track court. Pegu leaves behind his wife and seven-month-old baby. The government should give his family adequate compensation,� another protester said.
Guwahati Police arrested five persons including an alleged minor in connection with the murder. They have been identified as Dulal Ali, Ibrahim Ali, Arman Ali and Manuwara Khatun.
A case was registered under sections 147, 148, 149 and 302 of the IPC at the Noonmati Police Station.
A police source said a fast-track investigation is under way as directed by the Chief Minister to give justice and ensure strictest punishment to the guilty persons.
Meanwhile, the Liberal Democratic Council of Misingland condemned the murder of Pegu and termed the brutal incident the ugliest incident of the era.
"We demand a fast-track trial and immediate judgement in the case. His wife and the newborn baby must be taken care of by the state government," the organisation stated in a press statement.