Arunachal Pradesh, May 21, 2019 : National People’s Party MLA Tirong Aboh and seven of his family members were gunned down in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday by unknown assailants, Hindustn Times reported.
Tirong Aboh, the MLA from Khonsa West constituency, was seeking re-election from the seat.
Condemning the attack, Conrad Sangma, NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister, sought the intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
“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,” tweeted Sangma.
Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said “strongest action” would be taken against the perpetrators of such an act.
“I’m shocked and saddened by the brutal attack and tragic killing of MLA Shri Tirong Aboh of Arunachal Pradesh, his family including 11 people. Strongest possible action will be taken against those responsible for such dastardly attack,” he tweeted.