The barbaric and inhuman act of such magnitude is rare and not acceptable- Pema Khandu, CM, Arunachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed extreme anguish and shock over the unfortunate incident of ambush and killing of sitting MLA Tirong Aboh along with several others by suspected militants at Tirap district today. He vehemently condemned the barbarous act and assured that befitting action would be initiated against the perpetrators.
As per police report, 11 persons including the sitting MLA Khonsa West Tirong Aboh were ambushed and killed at 12th mile, 20 KMs in between Khonsa and Deomali road by armed militants. The attack took place in the Bogapani area of Tirap district. 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.
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
The barbaric and inhuman act of such magnitude is rare and not acceptable, the CM emphatically said while assuring all possible measures to nab the culprits and give them exemplary punishments. Operation by Army has already been launched while additional forces from Changlang have been rushed to Khonsa for operations.
While expressing deep condolences, Khandu prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and wished speedy recovery of the injured.
List of deceased and injured persons