Sawombung pradhan shot at

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IMPHAL, August 30: Unidentified persons shot at the pradhan of Sawombung Gram Panchayat this evening around 7:40 at Yourabung Khunou under Lamlai Police Station of Imphal East Distrist.

The police have identified the pradhan as Sandham Ibomcha Singh, 46 son of (L) S Tamphajao Singh of Yourabung Khunou.

Sources said, Ibomcha was shot at while he was returning home from a shop.

Two unidentified persons brandishing a small arm had laid in wait of him near his residence and when he approached shot at him and fled from the scene.

Ibomcha was hit by a bullet on his cheek and was rushed to the Raj Medicity for treatment.

He is said to be in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, there has been no claim on the attack till the filing of this report.

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