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DCC appeals
Published on 1 Feb. 2009 1:48 AM IST
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Dimapur Chamber of Commerce (DCC) has appealed to the public to keep their shops closed on February 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to express solidarity with the Thahekhu villagers who would be organizing a silent procession on the same day in protest against the killing of Atovi Yepthomi on January 24 last. DCC through its Interim President Kashito has also urged the public to participate in the rally. Meanwhile, Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA) has strongly condemned the “brutal killing” of Atovi Yepthomi. NMDA also conveyed support to the protest rally organized by the Thahekhu village on February 2 in Dimapur. NMDA requested all its members to shut down their shops till 1 p.m during the rally and also to participate in the rally. It may be mentioned that one businessman H. Atovi Yepthomi (40), son of late Hovixe Yepthomi of Thahekhu village was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near Durga Mandir, New Market at around 7:15 pm, Sunday last. Sources said the deceased was a dry fish dealer was in the market supervising the arrival of consignment when the assailants fired three rounds and died on the spot after he was hit on the head, arm and leg. The assailants managed to escape in the dark.

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