8 cartridges recovered from Gurung’s house

DARJEELING, July 29: The police have recovered eight empty cartridges from the third floor of GNLF leader Mr Deepak Gurung’s residence following investigations after the firing that killed GJMM supporter Ms Pramila Sharma on 25 July.
According to the police, the cartridges found indicate that 9mm, .22 and .32 type of firearms had been used. Although the bullet that had struck the victim body and the firearm used in the offence have not been recovered, investigations are on. Mr Gurung, who was arrested from his residence along with 14 others from the GNLF party office at Dr Zakir Hussain Road, are lodged in the Darjeeling correctional home on murder charges. n SNS


Darjeeling Hills slips into lawlessness as Administration and Police remain silent spectators


Too many questions remain unanswered and all attempts to seek answers remain thwarted from all sides. The series of incidents that rocked Darjeeling Hills may be the beginning of things to come and a parley into uncertainty and chaos. The questions to the following questions must be found or else!

1. As Pramila Sharma lay grievously wounded before the entrance to the Director General of Police Official Residence, why didn’t the police guards and officials stationed there not respond? Eyewitness reports suggest that – as a hail of bullets was fired from the window of GNLF Darjeeling Branch President’s house, the compound of the Director General of Police Official Residence was in direct purview of the fire. Read More:  Darjeeling Hills slips into lawlessness as Administration and Police remain silent spectators « The Himalayan Beacon

Darjeeling arson
Darjeeling arson
Deepak Gurung's House on Fire
Deepak Gurung’s House on Fire
Wounded Pramila
Wounded Pramila

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By Barun Roy

Darjeeling: Rapid round of firing from Deepak Gurung’s house by unknown assailants over GJM Rally led to one dead. Pramila Chettri, aged 36 and resident of Merryvilla, an employee of the HDFC Bank was mortally wounded. She was declared dead at the District Hospital at 2:55 pm and the cause of death as excessive bleeding and punctures on the left ovary. Anu Sharma, Pramila’s sister said that Pramila was not even the part of the GJM Rally and was returning with her friends after attending a religious function. The firing by assailants led to massive unrest in the town as mobs of disgruntled people marched to the GNLF leaders house and stoned them. Subash Ghisingh, Deepak Gurung and N. B. Khawas all prominent leaders of the GNLF were attacked by the people. An outraged mob set fire to Deepak Gurung’s house. Two cars were burn and the house ransacked. As chaos spread out towards the town more cars were burnt purportedly of GNLF sympathizers. There are no reaction from the Police and Section 144 have not yet been imposed.

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From Kalimpong: One bike of GNLF supporter Mr. Changba is burnt, stones thrown at the house of Roshan Rai. The market was closed after 4.30 pm.