Tirong Aboh, the sitting MLA from Arunachal Pradesh's Khonsa West assembly constituency, has been shot dead by militants near Bogapani in Tirap today.
Bogapani falls under the Khonsa circle of Tirap district. Ten others were also reportedly killed in the ambush allegedly laid by Naga insurgent outfit NSCN .
According to reports, Aboh's PSO is also said to be in a critical condition. Aboh contested the assembly elections, the results of which will be declared on May 23, on a National People’s Party (NPP) ticket this year.
The NPP is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of the death of its MLA Shri Tirong Aboh (Arunachal Pradesh) and his family. We condemn the brutal attack and urge @rajnathsingh and @PMOIndia to take action against those responsible for such attack.— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) May 21, 2019