NSCN-IM deputy leader shot dead by unidentified assailants in Nagaland

Unidentified assailants fatally shoot Khampei Konyak, heightening concerns for peace.

Guwahati: In what may have adverse impact on the ongoing peace-process in Nagaland, the deputy leader of National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) Kilonser Khampei Konyak was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants at his residence in Mon district on Wednesday night.

Security sources said that the deputy leader of NSCN-IM was at his residence when a group of about six armed assailants entered his home and opened fire at him. The NSCN-IM leader was rushed to hospital but died on the way.

Security sources keeping a close watch on sensational development said, “Khanpei was killed last night. He was an NSCN leader. The incident took place in Tizit under Mon district near Assam-Arunachal border.” The Nagaland police have started a probe into the incident.

Former central executive member of the outfit and chairman of Konyak region, NSCN-K leader Khampei Opeiham had switched allegiance to NSCN-IM in October, 2023 alongwith other cadres including Lempha Wangsu, Aleam Wangnao, Langngam Wangsu, Nokngam Wangsu, Aton Wangsu, Apan Wangsa, Phowang Konyak Wangsa, Wankap Wangsa, Aman Wangsa and Nahpan

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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