Nagaland Post reports on July 15 that Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khole-Kitovi (NSCN-Khole-Kitovi) ‘under secretary’ identified as Tohokhe Awomi was reportedly abducted and killed by NSCN-Khaplang and his body was found near Jalukie bridge in Peren District by passersby, on July 14, said a NSCN-Khole-Kitovi’s source. According to the source, Tohokhe was abducted around 2 pm from Dimapur while he was driving his brand new Maruti Alto car and was taken to Medziphema area. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi also accused NSCN-K cadres of taking away late Tohokhe’s car away after killing him.
When contacted, NSCN-K source said that in pursuance of its clamp down on extortion, its cadres took up the action as Tohokhe was “misusing” NSCN-K’s name and was extorting in the name of the group since 2011. The same source added that the deceased had “confessed” to extorting the public since the time the faction split. NSCN-K source also further alleged that its “receipts, challans and other materials” were also found in the possession of Tohokhe and said that the action was taken against him not as a member of any political group or faction but because of “extortion”.