NSCN-K cadre killed in Kohima
Our Correspondent | EMN
Kohima, August 9
A HARDCORE cadre of NSCN-K was killed by rival NSCN-KK cadres in Kohima on Friday.
Police said suspected rival cadres of NSCN-KK and NSCN-K exchanged fire at Naga Hospital junction at around 12.20 pm in which an NSCN-K cadre was killed. SP Kohima Rothihu Tetseo said the victim identified as ‘ss sgt. maj.’ Lithrongse Sangtam of NSCN-K sustained several rounds of bullet injuries on his body parts.
Police rushed the victim to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. Several rounds of empty cases of country made pistol and also .22 pistol with five live rounds, suspected to be that of the victim, were recovered from the spot.
The victim along with two of friends was reportedly travelling in a local taxi when rival armed cadres chasing them in a private vehicle fired upon them and escaped.
The Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) while condemning the incident in strongest terms has appealed to all organisations to do away with factional clashes and not to roam around with arms in public places.
AYO vice president Kekhrievolie Keyho and general secretary Rokoketou Sechü in a release also acknowledged those organisations who complied with AYO request to refrain from firing in public places.
However, it expressed anguish over the recent factional clashes in civilian populated areas of Kohima town, creating fear psychosis among the general public.
The AYO also reiterated its resolution not to cooperate with any organisations who try to disturb the peaceful environment of Kohima town and putting public safety at stake.