Arunachal Pradesh : MLA Tirong Aboh, 10 others killed by Militants
Itanagar: Eleven people, including sitting MLA from National People’s Party Tirong Aboh and his son, were shot dead by unknown assailants in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district on Tuesday.
Arunachal Pradesh DGP SBK Singh said that Aboh was coming back from Dibrugarh in Assam, when suspected militants opened fire at his convoy near Bogapani village in Tirap district at around 11.30 AM.
Singh said that deceased include two PSOs, Aboh’s son and his election agents.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, also the president of NPP, condemned the “brutal attack” and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action against those responsible for the killing.
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.
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) May 21, 2019
Aboh was the National People’s Party candidate from Khonsa West Assembly constituency. Election to the constituency was held on April 11.