IMPHAL, Sept 18 � Two women were killed while two businessmen sustained injuries when suspected Naga militants exploded a bomb in Ukhrul town in Manipur on Wednesday evening.
The incident took place in front of a hardware store at Viewland market in the hill town around 5.30 pm.
BA student Lamsophy alias Sosonao Tangva (25) of Pettigrew College was killed on the spot while AS Dinah (42), former president of Tangkhul Shanao Long (TSL), apex body of Tangkhul women organisation, succumbed to injuries on way to a hospital in Imphal.
The injured persons � Rajendra, proprietor of the hardware store and his salesman Gudu have been sent to Shija Hospital in Imphal.
Police suspect it to be an IED blast. A case has been registered in connection with the incident and investigation is on, police said. No armed group operating in the State has claimed responsibility for the incident.
The TSL and Tangkhul student�s body observed a total shut down in the hill town today from dawn to dusk in protest against the incident and killings.
The United Naga Council, Naga Women�s Union and the All Naga Students� Association, Manipur in a joint press statement have strongly condemned the incident.