Arunachal Pradesh MLA, Tirong Aboh, and his son along with nine party workers, were killed in an ambush by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district around 1 pm on Tuesday.
Aboh, who represented Khonsa West Assembly seat, contested the April 11 state elections on the ticket of National People’s Party (NPP). The election results will be declared on May 23.
According to initial reports, the 42-year-old MLA, his son and the party workers were travelling from Assam to Khonsa in three vehicles when they were ambushed at Bogapani village in Tirap district of Arunachal.
Police sources said security forces rushed to the spot and launched a manhunt for those behind the attack.
NPP president and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma condemned the incident and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action against the assailants.
Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, tweeted about this shocking incident.
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.
— Chowkidar Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 21, 2019