Arunachal Pradesh, May 21, 2019:

A sitting National People’s Party (NPP) MLA from Khonsa West Assembly constituency, Tirong Aboh was killed in an attack on Tuesday morning. It is suspected that the ambush was carried out by National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaak Muivah) (NSCN-IM) militants camped out in the frontier state Arunachal Pradesh.

It has been reported that at least persons 8 have been killed in the ambush. The militants also set ablaze the MLA’s car.

The attack took place at Bogapani village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. It may be mentioned that Aboh was seeking re-election from Khonsa West Assembly seat on an NPP ticket.

MLA Tirong Aboh

Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP president Conrad K Sangma has confirmed the attack and took to micro-blogging site Twitter to condemn the “brutal” attack on his partymate. He also appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take “action” against the criminals.

Sangma wrote: “The NPP is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of the death of its MLA Shri Tirong Aboh (Arunachal Pradesh) and his family. We condemn the brutal attack and urge @rajnathsingh and @PMOIndia to take action against those responsible for such attack,” Sangma further tweeted.

In yet another incident of poll-related violence in frontier state Arunachal Pradesh, where many incidents have been reported before, during, and after the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State.

The election was held in the two Constituencies of Arunachal — Arunachal East and West — during first phase of elections on April 11. The result of Assembly Elections will be announced on May 23.

More details are awaited.

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