Kohima, Jun 8 (UNI) Unidentified gunmen shot dead one NSCN-IM activist in the heart of Dimapur town despite flush out operations by the state authorities in and around the town since June 6.
Official sources said the victim identified as Kavito Sumi, a ''Rajau-Peyu of UT-1'' in the NSCN-IM outfit, was shot dead from point blank range in the busy Super Market area of Dimapur town yesterday.
The gunmen also fired at his car, which was parked nearby the market area.
They also set the car afire, which was immediately doused by fire brigade personnel.
Police recovered two empty cases of 9 mm pistols from the spot.
The NSCN-IM has accused the rival group for the killing.
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