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Pre-poll violence in Manipur: Bomb hurled at intending Congress candidate’s residence

In yet another instance of suspected pre-poll violence, unidentified miscreants allegedly hurled explosives at the residence of Congress’ intending candidate from Khurai constituency, Kh Ratan Kumar, at Kangla Sangomsang in

In yet another instance of suspected pre-poll violence, unidentified miscreants allegedly hurled explosives at the residence of Congress’ intending candidate from Khurai constituency, Kh Ratan Kumar, at Kangla Sangomsang in the Imphal East District of Manipur

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As per sources, the bomb exploded at Kh Ratan Kumar’s residential gate in the wee hours of today. While some of the structures of the residence have been damaged owing to the impact of the explosion, there are no reports of casualties or injuries in the incident.

Meanwhile, a team of Manipur police has reportedly rushed to the site and an investigation into the incident is underway.

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It may be mentioned here that with Manipur polls inching closer, instances of pre-poll violence are on the rise in the state. On Monday, Abujam John and Abujam Tomba, two close aides of Manipur Agriculture Minister O. Lukhoi Singh, were shot dead in a suspected instance of pre-poll violence at the Samurou area of Wangoi Assembly Constituency in Imphal West District.

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First Published: 12th January, 2022 14:06 IST

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