New Delhi: National People’s Party MLA Tirong Aboh was on Tuesday killed in an attack by NSCN-IM terrorists in Arunachal Pradesh. At least 10 others, including his family, were shot dead in an ambush in Bogapani in Tirap district of the state. The attackers also set ablaze his car.
Tirong represented the Khonsa-West seat in Arunachal Pradesh and was contesting the Assembly election in 2019 from the seat too.
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 Shri Tirong Aboh and his family and his security personnels,” he tweeted.
“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,” he tweeted.
The attack comes weeks after another NPP worker and Tirong’s supporter was killed by a suspected NSCN(IM) member at a village in Arunachal Pradesh in March. The suspected member of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) assaulted Jaley Anna and his friend Kham Nai Abhi, both NPP workers, at Kheti village in Tirap district. Anna died on the spot.