In a shocking development, a 26-year-old man named Rituparna Pegu, a resident of Commerce area of Guwahati, was stabbed to death on broad daylight on Friday (12 June) afternoon, reports Northeast Now.
The Guwahati Police has arrested 5 individuals in connection to the gruesome incident that took place in the Noonmati area of Guwahati, Assam. The accused, identified as Dulal Ali, Ibrahim Ali, Manowara Khatun, Hussain Ali and Arman Ali, were arrested based on CCTV footage of the shop.
Rituparna Pegu was at a shop named Armaan Home Furnishing which belonged to one Armaan Ali. The murderer, Hussain Ali, was an employee at the store. A heated argument ensued between the victim and Hussain, over a chair.
As per The Sentinel report, Pegu slapped the accused who then called his family members and thrashed the victim. Hussain then stabbed Pegu with a knife from behind. The victim immediately collapsed on the roadside and died. He was rushed to the hospital but it was in vain.
Several Mising organisations and local people reportedly took to the street in Noonmati area to protest against the horrific murder and demanded justice for Rituparana Pegu.
“We demand capital punishment for the murderers. They should be hanged till death,” said a man.
“We demand stringent punishment for this murder. The case should be tried in a fast-track court. He left behind his wife and seven-year-old baby. The government should give them adequate compensation. The license of the shop should be cancelled,” said a protesting man.