Northeast Indian city remains tense after killing of Gorkha leader

09:52, May 23, 2010      

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A day after ethnic Gorkha leader Madan Tamang was stabbed to death, the northeast Indian city Darjeeling continued to be tense Saturday.

Police said that a search is on to trace a Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) youth leader who is the alleged mastermind of the murder.

"Dinesh Gurung, president of GJM Yuva Morcha Town Committee is the key planner of the killing of Tamang in Darjeeling yesterday," said K.L. Tamta, Inspector General of Police.

Police complaints were filed against 11 people, including Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung, and searches were on to catch more people in connection with the murder.

Tamang, who led the anti-GJM Democratic Front in the Darjeeling Hills, died of stomach and shoulder injuries after he was attacked with a khukri (long knife) and swords Friday.

Meanwhile, Darjeeling district acting Superintendent of Police Gourav Sharma was leading the raids that started soon after Tamang was stabbed to death Friday.


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