IMPHAL, November 6: Four labourers were injured one seriously when unidentified miscreants suspected to be militant cadres lobbed a hand grenade at the labourer’s makeshift tent late this evening along the Dingku road opposite the under construction ISBT. The incident happened at around 7:40pm late this evening.
The injured labourers are identified as Maibam Nobi, 50, s/o (l) Tombi, Thangjam Raghu, 40, s/o (l) Hajura both of Salungpham Mayai Leikai, Thoubal, Khumanthem Jugol, 40, s/o Itochouba and Ningthoujam Manglem, 20, s/o Kalimu both from Heirok part III. While all four of them are presently undergoing treatment at RIMS, Raghu is stated to be seriously injured.
According to a labourer who escaped the attack unhurt told reporters that he along with another labour had gone to fetch water from a nearby area when the temporary shed of the labourers was attacked.
He further informed that they were engaged by a private contractor to construct a drainage system along the road and had arrived just today at the place. He also informed that the tent was erected this evening at around 3:00pm.
The labourer further said that there were altogether six of them. While the two of them were out to fetch water, the four injured had stayed back at the tent to arrange their dinner.
Furthermore a local informed that a jeep (either a Bolero or a Mahindra jeep) had passed just before the explosion and added that the miscreants could have been travelling in the jeep.
Police further informed that the bomb could have been a Chinese made hand grenade and could have exploded outside the bamboo mat wall of the makeshift tent.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case regarding the attack. No organization or individuals have claimed responsibility of the attack till the filing of this report.