A sitting National People’s Party (NPP) MLA from Khonsa West Assembly constituency, Tirong Aboh, and six others were on Tuesday killed in an attack in Arunachal Pradesh.
Aboh was seeking re-election from Khonsa West Assembly seat. The result of Assembly Elections in Arunachal Pradesh will come on May 23.
According to reports, suspected NSCN (National Socialist Council of Nagaland) militants could be behind the attack, which took place at Bogapani village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh.
Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP president Conrad K Sangma has confirmed the attack.
Taking to Twitter, Sangma said the NPP strongly condemned the “brutal attack on Tirong Aboh and his family and his security personnel.”
“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.
More details are awaited. (with inputs from Timesnow)