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Youth killed at Noonmati

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, June 12 - In a horrific incident, a 24-year-old youth was killed in broad daylight by a group of around four people, including a minor, following an argument that took place at a shop in Noonmati, an incident that was captured on CCTV.

The deceased Rituparna Pegu was an employee of the shop, Arman Home Furnishing, before he lost his job due to the lockdown. Police arrested three people including the minor in this regard.

ACP Noonmati Jikirani Mahanta said, �The deceased, a resident of Silapathar, stayed in a rented accommodation near the Gauhati Commerce College and visited the shop this afternoon. He was an employee of the shop but due to the pandemic, lost his job. He continued to visit the shop frequently. Around 2.30 pm today, he got into a heated argument with a minor who works at the shop. Members of the minor�s family also rallied behind the minor. In the mean time, he stabbed Pegu in the neck. The whole incident was captured by the CCTV camera.�

Pegu was immediately rushed to a private hospital, but the doctor there declared him brought dead.

Police arrested Ibrahim Ali and Dulal Ali, the relatives of the minor, in this connection. The owner of the shop, Arman Ali, has also been detained.

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