The body of a non-Naga person was recpvered in Zubza area under Kohima district on August 17.
Official sources said that the deceased, aged around 25 years, whose identity was yet to be ascertained, was found shot in the head with hands tied to a post. Bullet wounds on the left temple were visible at the time of recovery of the body.
Kohima police recovered the body from a place known locally as Dzuva Khrietsie waiting shed along National Highway 29.
Sources said a post-mortem was conducted and the body had been kept at the morgue for identification.
A case has been registered at Sechu Zubza Police Station and investigation was going on.
Earlier in another incident, unidentified masked gunmen shot dead a senior NSCN (I-M) functionary, ‘major’ Toishe Yeptho at point-blank range inside his residence at Purana Bazaar-B unit colony in Dimapur, on August 16.
The Kohima Police recovered the dead body at Zubza on August 17 barely 12 hours after the previous incident.