2 injured in Dimapur blast
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 7
TERROR struck Dimapur once again on Wednesday afternoon when unidentified miscreants lobbed a grenade inside a jewelry shop near Ram Janaki School, injuring at least two persons, identified as Subhash Sonar (32) son of Potthi Bahadur, resident of Thakurbari, Dimapur and Rajesh Sonar (23) son of Sonta Sonar, resident of Ram Janaki Road, Dimapur.The incident, occurred in the heart of the commercial town at around 4 pm today, and comes barely five months after a bomb blast near Dimapur railway station had killed one person. Both the injured victims are employed at “Sita Jewelers”-the jewelry shop targeted by the unidentified miscreants.
ASP and spokesperson of Dimapur police, Watichujang Jamir told Eastern Mirror that the bomb, suspected to be lobbed from a moving vehicle, was of foreign make and of low intensity. He also said the motive behind the blast remains unclear but early information and the past experience of previous years, indicate a case related to illegal extortion.
Police, quite understandably, were reluctant to throw further insight into the case except for the assurance that investigation is underway. “Nothing can be said as of now,” police officials said.
Residents of the area were at least drawing comfort from the fact that the blast had “fortunately” occurred after classes were over. The area is usually a crowded place packed not only with business establishments but also with educational institutions.
Terror-stricken traders in the victim were also seen pulling down shutters immediately while commuters travelling thought the area were holed up in a traffic snarl. Indian Reserve Battalion, Traffic Police and district Police personnel were seen at the scene controlling the crowd.