GUWAHATI, Feb 24 – Five persons till date have been arrested during the last 24 hours in connection with the Rukminigaon incident where a boy barely into his teens was beaten mercilessly leading to his death on Saturday at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.Bikram Sunir, who originally hails from Barpeta Road and was residing in Rukminigaon area, was beaten to death by irate public when he was allegedly making a burglary attempt in a shop owned by one Diganta Kalita.
Those arrested include Lal Babu Kishore, Rajesh Deb, Nur Hussain, Rafikul Islam and Pranab Barman.
All the arrested accused were later produced before the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, where they were remanded to three days in police custody.
Police said that the other teenager who was also with Bikram on that night had identified the accused. A public oucry had in the meantime emanated over lynching of the youth by the irate locals.