LAMKA, August 21: Barely 24 hours after a UG cadre was found shot dead reportedly claimed by the KNA (I), another UG cadre identified as Doungam, 40, son of (L) Tonglet Mate was also allegedly killed last night by another UG group near Patlian Village which is about 5 km far from the Churachandpur Police Station.
Sources said Mate, who is a KNA (I) cadre, was taken away from his Lhazangphai Village residence by some unidentified persons yesterday around 3-4 pm.
Both killings are believed to be related as local leaders said Mate`™s killing appears to be a revengeful act of the KNA/KNO against the killing of Seiminthang Haokip wich reportedly claimed by the KNA (I). However, there is no confirmation from the outfits till the filing of this report.
Sources also claimed that Mate was dragged out from his village and then taken to Patlian where he was shot dead around 10pm last night.
After the Churachandpur Police was informed, the body was taken to the Churachandpur District Hospital mortuary around 9 this morning.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
After post mortem was conducted and a FIR was registered, his body was taken home for the conduct of his last rites.
With no group coming forward to claim responsibility for the killing till the filing of this report, there is still no confirmation as to the reason for the alleged killing.
Sources also informed that the body of the UG cadre will be buried at Lhazangphai Village cemetery.
Meanwhile, the occurrence of two killings on two consecutive days has raised concern among the people, who are questing the mindless killing.