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Nagaland: Top NSCN (I-M) leader Khampei Opeiham Konyak shot dead

First Published: 22nd February, 2024 10:39 IST

The shootout occured at around 9:30 pm last night at Namsa under Tizit police station.

Sensation prevails in Nagaland’s Mon district after a top NSCN-IM leader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen last night.

The deceased has been identified as Khampei Opeiham Konyak who suffered bullet injuries in his right chest.

Soon the NSCN-IM leader was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to the injuries on the way.

The shootout happened at around 9:30 pm last night at Namsa under Tizit police station.

Inputs suggest that a six-member group of unidentified assailants stormed the residence of Khampei and shot him.

Sources said Khempei’s wife and his children were present during the attack by the assailants. He was a member of NSCN (YA). He defected to NSCN-IM. Again he went back to NSCN (YA) and again came back to NSCN-IM.

Police probe into the incident is underway.

Although an official statement is still awaited, the NSCN-IM suspects a rival faction to be behind the killing.

Watch also: Top NSCN (I-M) leader Khampei Opeiham Konyak shot dead last night

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