Imphal: At least six persons including four women sustained injury in an IED blast near Kasturi Bridge in the hear of Imphal city on Wednesday evening at about 5.40 pm as the last phase Manipur polls ended. The police said that the two women among the five injured in the blast, which took place in the Kasturi Thong area in Imphal, were admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Science, a government hospital.
The injured persons are identified as Meera Roy (50 years) W/o Bolai Roy of sagolband LPG Gas Godown, Dolly Roy (29) W/o Jontu Roy of Wahengbam Leikai, Khumanthem Modhubala (34) W/o Kh Naobi of Khurai Nandeibam Leikai, Yumnam Ibempishak (47) W/o Y Jiten Singh of Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai and Yumnam Jiten Singh (50) S/o Y Shamu and Sapam Eros Singh (44) S/o S Ibohal of Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai.
They victims were rushed to RIMS hospital after the incident. The condition of two victims is reported to be critical. Soon after the incident, police teams rushed to the spots and conducted search operations. No arrest has been reported. A case has been registered with Imphal police station.Motive behind the blast is yet to be ascertained as no militant group claimed hand. The rest of the injured were discharged from the same hospital after being given the first aid, the police said.
The police are on the lookout of the culprits as a case has been registered with the City Police Station.
With inputs from the PTI
Updated Date: Mar 08, 2017 22:01 PM