NCP leader shot dead in Imphal

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Imphal, Apr 27 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chungsei Haokip was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Imphal.

Sixty-year old Haokip was having food with a friend at a hotel here on Monday, when unidentified gunmen opened fire just after dawn.

His friend Haokai Lungpheng also received bullet injuries in his right calf.

The duo was rushed to the local hospital where doctors declared Haokip brought dead.

The functionaries and supporters of NCP condemned the killing and demanded immediate action by the concerned authorities.

"It is very unfortunate that such a fine person, a fine leader, a very rare leader of his community has been killed in a very merciless manner. The NCP, all together, condemned strongly this drastic act and demanded that the culprits should be found out," said Leader of Opposition in the Manipur Legislative Assembly Radhabinod Koijam.

"They should be caught and punished very severely according to the law of the land," he added.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case and launched official investigation into the murder of Haokip, who was the Vice President of the Manipur state unit of NCP. (ANI)

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