Dr. Satyakam Phukan and his brother Muktikam Phukan was arrested for the murder of Anubhab Medhi(43 years old) – who died after being hit with a blunt object – on January 15, 2015, at wee morning.
Chinmoy Baruah – a business person – has also been detained in connection with the case as an eyewitness.
The Phukan brothers are arrested under section 302 of IPC and 34 of IPC with the case number 21/2015 of Latasil Police Station of Guwahati city.
Dr. Satyakam Phukan – a general surgeon – works with Wintrobe hospital in Guwahati. Dr. Satyakam Phukan was active against Unicode Consortium for the “inclusion of Assamese script in UNICODE”. He had published several appeals to Unicode Consortium for a separate range for the Assamese language.
Muktikam Phukan is an engineer of Oil India Ltd – posted at Noida. He was at home for the Bihu festival.
“The Phukan brothers surrendered an hour after the incident – and confessed to the crime”, DCP of Guwahati Central Zone Amitava Sinha said. A police team that rushed to the spot – in the Jorpukhuripar of Uzanbazar area – found Medhi dead with injury marks on his head and body.
“A quarrel started between Muktikam Phukan and Medhi over some monetary matter around midnight. After some time, it turned into a fight. Hearing the scuffle, Satyakam came out of his house and attacked Medhi with a blunt item and after he collapsed. We have arrested the two brothers on charges of murder. We have also detained Baruah as he was the eyewitness,” Sinha said.
The incident took place amid celebrations on ‘URUKA’ night of Magh Bihu festive.