Two dead, five injured in grenade attack

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IMPHAL, June 27: Two non-locals were dead and five other persons, including four non-locals and a local were left critically injured in a grenade attack on a private residence at Uripok Tourangbam Leikai this late evening at 7:50pm.

All five injured have been shifted to the nearby Regional Institute of Medical Sciences.

The two dead have been identified as as Rohitkumar Das (28), son of Rajkumar Das of Mugal Sarai Bihar and Ranjan Mahanto (35), son of Bokumahanto of Begu sarai Bihar.

The injured have been identified as Shiv Kumar Das (22), son of Upendra Das; Surendra Das (50) son of Chatar Das and BijoyKumar Das (25), son of Bikhari Das, all four non locals from Begu Sarai Bihar and the injured local has been identified as Ayekpam Franky (36), son of Late Ibohal of Uripok Tourangbam Leikai.

It is learnt that an unidentified person had lobbed a hand grenade at the rented room owned by one Ningthoujam Priyoshakhi (80), wife of (L) Ibobi at Uripok Tourangbam Leikai rented out to the injured non-locals.

All injured along with the dead were sitting inside the room chatting when the grenade was lobbed, killing the two.

A team of Imphal west police led by K Jayenta Superintendent of Police Imphal West rushed to the spot and look into the situation and also visited the RIMS hospital to look after the injured person.

The dead bodies have been deposited at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences for post mortem while all five injured who are undergoing treatment at the hospital are said to be in a critical condition with all of them receiving multiple injuries during the explosion.

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