statesman news service
IMPHAL, 28 JUNE: Two non-locals were killed and four others were injured in a bomb blast at a rented house in Uripok Tourangbam Leikai last evening.
According to sources, the incident happened when some unidentified people threw a hand grenade into the victims’ room.
While Rohit Kumar Das (28) and Ranjan Mahato (24) died, four others, including a resident, were injured.
The injured have been identified as Mr Shikumar Das (22), Mr Surendra Das (50) and Mr Vijay Kumar Das (24). All of them are from Begu Sarai in Bihar. They sustained multiple splinter injuries and have been referred to Shija Hospitals due to their critical condition.
The injured resident has been identified as Mr Ayekpam Frankie (35). Police say Mr Frankie resides in room next to where the bomb exploded.
All the deceased and the injured are masons. They were just returning after work when the incident took place.
Meanwhile, state Home Minister Gaikhangam, also the Deputy Chief Minister of the state, strongly condemned the blast during the ongoing morning session at the state Legislative Assembly.