IMPHAL: March 7: In a gruesome incident, Dr Tarunibala Devi, a professor of Medicine at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, got shot at when she was at her private clinic, near Uripok Canteen crossing.
The life attempt on the RIMS professor occured at around 8.50 pm today at her private clinic.
It is speculated that the shot was taken from a long distance, probably with a sniper rifle. Two fired projectiles were found at the front side of the clinic and one inside her chamber.
Dr Taruni was inside her chamber when the bullet missed her head. The bullet pierced through two glass partitions and had brush passed her occiput.
She was immediately rushed at RIMS. Till the filing this report, it has been reported that Dr Taruni has regained her consciousness but still kept under critical observation.
Dr Taruni is wife of Dr Brojen, and presently lodged at the Lamphel quarter, Type III.
Dr AK Jhaljit, SP Imphal west and Th Krishnatombi, DSP Commando along with a police team rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation.
Recorded footage of the CCTV camera installed at the clinic might come in handy for a possible lead.