Assam Veerappan Shot Dead, Police Point To Infighting

Assam's 'Veerappan' Shot Dead, Police Point To Infighting

The self-styled commander-in-chief of the outfit had a number of buller marks on his torso, police mentioned


A self-styled commander-in-chief of the United People’s Revolutionary Front (UPRF) died on the intervening evening of Saturday and Sunday after being shot by his personal cadres at Karbi Anglong districts in Assam’s southern hills following an inside tussle leaving the group leaderless.

According to police, Mangin Khalhau who’s often known as Veeraappan for his involvement in alleged wooden smuggling, was the one senior member of the outfit that misplaced a number of leaders to police encounter whereas a number of others surrendered over the previous one yr.

On Sunday, a battle broke out inside the group over its inner points at Khengpibung, a hilly terrain within the outskirts of Bokajan city, about 56 km from Karbi Anglong district headquarters Diphu and about 15 km from neighbouring state Nagaland’s business hub Dimapur.

“Mangin have received several rounds of bullets to his torso and was recovered dead by police Sunday morning. It is suspected that he was shot dead by his own cadres,” police mentioned.

The physique was taken to a hospital in Bokajan from the place, it has been despatched to Diphu for postmortem post-mortem.

UPRF is an outfit consisting principally of cadres belonging to the Kuki neighborhood residing in Assam’s southern Hills and had earned sure notoriety up to now decade principally in and across the Singhasan Hills after it had procured assault rifles from Yunan-based ordnance manufacturing facility in China through Myanmar.

However, after its Commander-in-Chief Martin Guite was gunned down in Singhasan Hill final October in a police encounter, the outfit determined to give up.

In a letter to the then Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, the outfit expressed its curiosity in “permanent peace and harmony” and declared “unilateral cease fire” for 2 months and in addition shared a listing of its 40-50 cadres’ id.

Last December, when the dreaded Drishti Rajkhowa from United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent had laid down his arms, 32 cadres of UPRF together with 31 different cadres from varied fringe outfits had adopted go well with.


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