At least 11 persons including the sitting MLA of Khonsa West Assembly constituency in Arunachal Pradesh, Tirong Aboh, of National People’s Party (NPP), were gunned down by militants on Tuesday morning.
According to media 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.
The others believed to be the family members of the MLA. The NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma tweeted after the incident and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action against the culprits.
“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 tweeted.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju condemned the attack and said that strongest possible action will be taken against the culprits. “I’m shocked and saddened by the brutal attack and tragic killing of MLA Shri Tirong Aboh of Arunachal Pradesh, his family including 11 people. Strongest possible action will be taken against those responsible for such dastardly attack,” Rijiju tweeted.
Arunachal Pradesh went to simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls. Results for the Arunachal assembly elections will be announced along with the general election results on May 23.