Gorkha leader Madan Tamang killed

      All India Gorkha League President and active Gorkhaland proponent Madan Tamang was killed allegedly by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters in Darjeeling on Friday. According to sources, Tamang, who led the anti-GJM front in the Darjeeling Hills, was hit with a kukri (long knife used by Nepalis) at around 9.30 a.m. Meanwhile, a shutdown has begun in the three Darjeeling Hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong after the incident. Vehicles in Darjeeling went off the roads, while shops and markets were closed. Tamang, a vocal opponent of the GJM, recently opposed the GJM's stand on an interim set-up for Darjeeling Hills and demanded Gorkhaland instead.

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