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GB shot dead in Dimapur
DIMAPUR, AUG 20 (Staff Reporter):
Published on 21 Aug. 2008 2:04 AM IST
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Former general secretary of GB’s Union Dimapur and GB of Railway Bazar, P Peiningbe Zeliang in his late fifties, was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen in his residence here at Railway Bazar Wednesday around 7.15 a.m. According to the wife of the deceased, one of the gunmen first came to their residence in a motorcycle and enquired about the GB. The gunman left after he was told that the GB was attending a funeral service in the locality. Later, when Peiningbe returned, the other two gunmen who came in a white Alto car went inside the residence, while the third waited outside. The two gunmen then shot the GB twice on the head at point blank range in the corridor. Police later recovered two empty cases of and 7.65mm from the spot. Talking to this reporter, Mrs. Zeliang said “we don’t have any enmity with anyone, so why did they kill my husband.” Late Peiningbe leaves behind his wife, two sons and four daughters. The funeral service will be held Thursday at the family residence, Railway Bazar, at 10 a.m. GBs Union Dimapur has requested all GBs under Dimapur Sadar to reach the residence by 9 a.m in GB uniform. Meanwhile, sources from the GBs informed that all shops in Dimapur would remain closed till 12 noon on Thursday as a mark of protest against the killing of the GB.

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