TMPK, MMK and TMMK, Bihpuria Zila Committee members submitting a memorandum to Bihpuria revenue circle officer in Lakhimpur on Monday. Image credit - Northeast Now

Protests against the murder of Dhemaji’s Rituparna Pegu in Guwahati continue in various districts across Assam for the fourth day on Monday.

Mising organizations including Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK), Mising Mimak Kebang and Takam Mising Mime Kebang took to the streets in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Sivasagar, Jorhat and Tinsukia districts against the barbaric killing of Rituparna.

The organizations also submitted a memorandum to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal so that the murder accused are tried in a fast-track court.

The protesters also demanded the death penalty for the accused identified as Hussain Ali, Dulal Ali, Ibrahim Ali, Arman Ali, and Manuwara Khatun, who are currently under the custody of Guwahati Police.

A joint team of TMPK, MMK, and TMMK members submitted their five-point memorandum to Dhemaji deputy commissioner Narsing Pawar on Monday.

Talking to Northeast Now, TMPK president Raj Kumar Morang said, “Members of several Mising organizations staged protests against the killing at their respective district headquarters today and submitted a five-point memorandum to the CM through the DCs.”

Morang said the office-bearers of the TMPK met chief minister Sarbanda Sonowal at Dibrugarh Airport on Sunday and handed over him a memorandum demanding a fast-track court trial in Rituparna Pegu murder case.

“We are demanding fast-track court trial in the case. After Sanatan Deka, Rituparana Pegu has been killed in broad daylight in his motherland,” Morang said.

“The indigenous people of the state have demanded that the culprits, involved in the barbaric killing, be hanged till death,” Morang added.

Earlier on June 13, hundreds of protesters gheraoed Noonmati police station in Guwahati and staged a massive protest against Rituparna’s killing that took place on June 12.

Prafulla Kaman

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