P N Thungan, Dy commissioner of Khonsa dist, Arunachal Pradesh confirmed 11 dead including NPP MLA Tirong Aboh.
Eleven people, including sitting MLA from National People’s Party Tirong Aboh, were shot dead by unknown assailants in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The attack took place in the Bogapani area of Tirap district. The attackers also set ablaze his car, report said.
Tirong represented the Khonsa-West seat in Arunachal Pradesh and was contesting the Assembly election in 2019 from the seat too.
NPP, Arunachal Pradesh unit’s Spokesperson Nima Sangey Saling confirmed the report and condemned the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh.
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema khandu shocked and condemned the incident . Action will be initiated to hunt down the perpetrators, he wrote in his twitter handle.
Extremely shocked by unfortunate incident of killing of Khonsa MLA Tirong Aboh along with several others by insurgents. Strongly condemn this barbarous act. Action will be initiated to hunt down the perpetrators. My heartfelt condolence & may soul of those departed Rest In Peace.
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) May 21, 2019
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma condemned the brutal attack and urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action against the culprits. “The NPP strongly condemns the brutal attack on Tirong Aboh and his family and his security personnels,” he tweeted.
LIST OF DECEASED AND INJURED PERSON
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