Four of the five accused in the Rituparna Pegu murder case in police custody. Image: Northeast Now
Four of the five accused in the Rituparna Pegu murder case in police custody. Image: Northeast Now

In a major breakthrough, Noonmati police have arrested five accused in the brutal murder of Rituparna Pegu on Friday afternoon.

The arrested have been identified as Dulal Ali, Ibrahim Ali, Manowara Khatun, Hussain Ali and Arman Ali.

Among them, Arman Ali is the owner of the shop where Rituparna Pegu was killed and Hussain Ali is an employee of the store.

A case under the case number 294/20 has been registered against the five accused with the Noonmati Police Station under section 147/148/149/302 of the IPC.

The Noonmati police were still investigating the case.

Rituparna Pegu, a resident of Commerce area of Guwahati, was stabbed to death on broad daylight on Friday afternoon.

The incident took place at a store called Armand Home Furnishing, situated in Noonmati area of the city.

The entire incident was recorded in the CCTV of the store and the arrest was made on the basis of the CCTV footage.

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com