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Former UPDS leader shot dead

Unidentified gunmen shot deada former insurgent leader in Karbi Anglong district on Thursday forcing security forces to intensify operation to nab the miscreants.

The incident took place on Thursday night at Boithalangsu in the hills district.

Accordng to an eyewitness, the motorcycle born gunmen halted near a shop where UPDS deputy C-In-C Rupsingh Teron who was sitting.

Then they started firing at Teron from a point bank range and left the spot. Teron was killed on the spot.

Later policeman came and sent Teron’s body to his residence which is situated at a stone’s throw distance from the spot. Investigation is going on. KPLT and UPLA militants have been unleashing terror in the area for the last couple of months.

Teron, the former UPDS deputy chief surrendered before the authority a few years ago. Since then there is no allegation of his invlvement in any attack of act of violence.

A pall of gloom is descending in the entire Boithalangsu area following the shoot out where the former insurgent leaders was killed.

Local residents demands immediate measures to nab the culprits.         

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