Rukuolhoulie Solo/Nagaland/Kohima!! Death of a criminal in police encounters during extortion tax on 23rd June 2020. The incident occurred near the Y Junction under the old MLA hostel. The District Superintendent of Police (Kevithutho Sophie) present at the scene said that a notice was received by a businessman in the old NST on June 23, 2020 at around 03:30 PM, stating that two locals person were doing extortion in the name of NSCN-K in the shop. As soon as the information was received, the local police became active. On reaching the spot, the police nabbed the two criminals. The criminals began to scramble with the police rather than surrender. During the scuffle, a criminal was killed by being shot.
The deceased has been identified as Khehuto I Assumi, 35 years old, s/o, late. Izeho Assumi, V/O. Lizutomi, PO/PS Zunheboto.Reportedly, he was serving as Lance Havildar in 164 infantry Battalion (Teritorial army) before he was discharged on medical ground in 2019. The other miscreant identified as Aito Awomi, 25 years, S/o Netoi Awomi, V/O Lizutomi, PO/PS Zunheboto, presently residing at New Reserve, Kohima has been arrested and taken into custody. As for the deceased person, the SP Kohima said that family members have been informed after observing all necessary formalities. Pistol, magazines, rubber seals, ID card, wallet, mobile phone, passport size photo, etc., were seized from the miscreants, added the statement.