Dimapur, September 22: One person was shot dead in the wee hours of Tuesday near the IMC Hall here. The body was discovered by residents in the morning with blood stains all over near a godown.
The deceased has been identified as 31-year old, Jiten Gogoi, a resident of Dhemaji in Assam. He was a truck driver.
According to police, he was shot dead near the IMC Hall at around 2:30 am.
PRO Police, Relo T Aye said the dead body was found on the roadside near the IMC Hall area. He was shot from a close range with a .22 pistol.
There were two gunshot wounds on the body, police said.
When asked about the possible motive behind the killing, Relo Aye said, “We are investigating the matter and so far the motive is unknown and only after investigation we will come to know it.”
A case has been registered at the West police station and an investigation is underway, police said.
The body was recovered by police around 7 am and sent for post-mortem.
Meanwhile the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) has vehemently condemned the killing of truck driver Jiten Gogoi Tuesday morning at Dimapur.
Stating that such a serious crime being committed in the heart of Dimapur town is gruesome and shocking, the NCD asked the law enforcing bodies to leave no stone unturned in arresting the culprit at the earliest and award befitting punishment to the accused as per the law and bring justice and relief to the bereaved family, and to the denizen of Dimapur to have a peaceful atmosphere.
The NCD also expressed deepest condolence to the bereaved family members.
CNCCI: The Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) has also expressed shock and condemnation at the killing of the driver of a transport agency in Dimapur by unknown assailant near IMC Hall. It demanded the law enforcing agencies and the District administration to leave no stone unturned to arrest the perpetrators of crime at the earliest.
The CNCCI also made it clear that gun culture and killings will not be allowed to take over our society again.
On behalf of the business community of Nagaland, the CNCCI conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the Almighty God gives strength and solace to the family in this time of pain and sorrow.
DCCI: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) also condemned the heinous killing of the driver of Star Cargo Transport agency by unidentified assailant on September 22 in Dimapur.
“DCCI is disgusted by the fact that the peace that has been prevailing for long has been distributed by this killing and the business community will not remain mute spectator,” it said in a release.
The DCCI demanded that the law enforcing agencies and District administration to immediately arrest the culprit failing which the business community will close down transport operation in Dimapur.
The DCCI conveyed condolences and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family and assured the family that it stands in solidarity with the family and “DCCI will not rest till the culprits are arrested and befitting punishment is awarded.”
PAC: The PAC has condemned the killing of a truck driver by unknown person near IMC Hall and appealed to the district administration to investigate the matter with all seriousness to book the culprit at the earliest and award befitting punishment as per the law of the land.
(Page News Service)