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Video of Tamang killing posted on YouTube

india Updated: May 27, 2010 15:08 IST

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A video purportedly showing the killing of All India Gorkha League president Madan Tamang on May 21 in Darjeeling has been uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube by a French tourist who filmed it from his hotel window.

The tourist has posted the 2 minute 37 second video under the title 'Madan Taman meurtre (killing) Darjeeling'.

The video, which was uploaded on the day of the killing, shows a man in a yellow jacket with a 'kukri' in hand running to where Tamang is lying in a pool of blood, looking at him for a moment and then running away after nearly colliding with another man.

A comment below the video said that the man in the yellow jacket probably went back to make sure that Tamang was dead.

Meanwhile, a Facebook group, 'Darjeeling wants peace and not violence' with over 2,000 members is campaigning for peace.

A member Xanz Xane wrote, "I firmly believe that if we want democracy/peace/freedom to prevail we need to start from the Grass Root Level ppl especially those of the Busty's who are the real Public..."

Another member Mende Lama wrote: "The public didn't understand him (Tamang) for forty years... what will they understand now? ... why fight for a place and people who understand your worth only in death??? It's so not worth it!!!".