Kolkata: 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!!!".